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January 26, 2009

Actor Darrell Sandeen Dies Broadway, Movies, TV January 26, 2009

Darrell Sandeen, an actor whose career spanned Broadway, television and movies, including more than 80 musical theater productions, died January 26, 2009, in Los Angeles after suffering a fall, which resulted in a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.

Sandeen was born in Chicago, and later moved to New York, where he found roles in the Broadway productions of Here's Love, A Joyful Noise, The Fig Leaves Are Falling and Young Abe Lincoln, in which he played the title role.

He also appeared in many feature films, such as L.A. Confidential, Blazing Saddles, They Call Me Bruce? and Disney's Island at the Top of the World. Most recently he was seen in Satin.

Sandeen's television credits include Big Love, Bonanza, Father Murphy, Route 66 and Feather and Father.

A Daily Variety obituary of Mr. Sandeen is available online here.

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