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Actor Presnell Dies

1 July 2009 6:36 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Broadway star Harve Presnell has died, aged 75.

The actor passed away on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Presnell made his name on the New York stage in the 1960s and 1970s, starring in productions including The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Annie. He also acted on the West End stage in London in a 1972 version of Gone With The Wind.

He was also an established movie star, appearing alongside Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan in 1998, and he won a Golden Globe in 1965 for Most Promising Male Newcomer.

He also appeared in Fargo, Face/Off and Mr. Deeds. His final films were 2006's Flags of Our Fathers and 2007's Evan Almighty, in which he played Congressman Burrows.

Presnell also appeared in a number of U.S. TV shows, such as teen drama Dawson's Creek, Andy Barker P.I. and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

He is survived by his wife Veeva Suzanne Hamblen and three children from a previous marriage. »

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