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His height, booming voice, and operatic training landed him a role in Meredith Willson's musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown on stage and screen. He did some film and television work in the 1960s and 1970s but from circa 1975 was a stage actor until the late 1990s, touring as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, among other productions. His film career was revived when he played William H. Macy's father-in-law in Fargo. Subsequent parts included General George C. Marshall in Saving Private Ryan and A.I. Brooks on Dawson's Creek.
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