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'Fargo' actor Harve Presnell dead at 75

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Golden Globe-winning actor Harve Presnell died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer; he was 75. Perhaps best known for his role as William H. Macy’s father-in-law in the Coen Brothers’ 1996 hit Fargo, Presnell was also a respected presence on the stage, portraying Johnny “Leadville” Brown on Broadway in The Unsinkable Molly Brown — he also appeared in the screen version — and touring as Daddy Warbucks in Annie and its sequel, Annie Warbucks. In 1965, alongside George Segal and Topol, he won the Golden Globe for “Most Promising Male Newcomer.”

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