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• Dennis Farina, the former Chicago police officer who had an illustrious career as a movie and television character actor, lending a certain street credibility to projects as varied as "Law & Order," "Crime Story," Thief, Get Shorty, Midnight Run, Bottle Shock, Saving Private Ryan, Manhunter and Out Of Sight, died yesterday after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
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