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Ben Gazzara (from Anatomy of a Murder) passes away

Stage and screen actor Ben Gazzara has passed away at the age of 81.

A Broadway veteran originating the lead roles in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and A Hatful of Rain, he was also an Emmy winning television actor.

Perhaps his most memorable film role was in Anatomy of a Murder, where his character is defended by the lawyer played by Jimmy Stewart. 

His other film credits include They All Laughed (1981), Husbands (1970), Capone (1975), The Spanish Prisoner (1997), and Paris je t'aime (2006).