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Brian Dennehy, whose credits ran from films like Tommy Boy and Cocoon to plays like Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night," has passed away.  He was 81, and the family noted that it was from natural causes and not related to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

KC's View:
  One of the finest stage performances I've ever seen was Dennehy in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," for which he justifiably won a Tony Award.  (I've seen "Salesman" on Broadway in three different iterations - Dustin Hoffman and Philip Seymour Hoffman played Willy Loman the other two times.  Talk about a trifecta of extraordinary actors matched to an amazing role.)  But Dennehy's great gift was that he could bring the same intensity and investment to roles in Presumed Innocent and Silverado as he did to scores of great stage roles and dozens of TV movies and series.