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E-Ring: Actor Dennis Hopper Dies at 74

Dennis HopperActor Dennis Hopper passed away on Saturday following a battle with prostate cancer. He was 74 years old and died in his home in Los Angeles.

Primarily known for his work in film, Hopper appeared in two movies with James Dean, Rebel without a Cause and Giant, while still in his teens. He went on to act in several notable films, including Cool Hand Luke, True Grit, Apocalypse Now, Rumble Fish, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, Speed, and The Indian Runner. He also directed and starred in several pictures like Easy Rider, Out of the Blue, and Catchfire.

Still, he also left his mark in television. He started there in the 1950’s and guest-starred in more than a hundred shows like The Twilight Zone, Petticoat Junction, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Big Valley, and Justice.

Hopper had memorable runs on 24 as evil Victor Drazen and as the star of three series. E-Ring (with Benjamin Bratt) and Flatland lasted one season each and Crash, which was based on the movie, lasted for two.

The actor had been ailing for quite some time but was able to attend the dedication of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in late March.

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Steven Leitner June 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Dennis Hopper was battling prostate cancer since last October, not for 10 years.


admin June 1, 2010 at 2:00 pm

@Steven Leitner: People magazine reported that but other outlets aren’t getting into specifics. I remember that the news came out in October but I believe he’d been fighting it before that. In any case, I’ve removed the timing in case People is incorrect. Thanks Steven!


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