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Kojak Dan FrazerA veteran character actor passes, Hugh Laurie’s still unsure about the future of House, The Addams Family musical has been revamped, The Smurfs is ineligible for an Oscar, The Lone Ranger movie gets a True Blood bad guy, and notable dates in TV history.

Dan Frazer
The actor best known for playing Police Captain Frank McNeil in the Kojak TV series has died at the age of 90. He passed away in New York on December 16th from cardiac arrest. Frazer appeared on numerous TV shows since the 1950s, including McHale’s Navy, The Untouchables, The Phil Silvers Show, My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller, and The Waltons. He appeared in three versions of Law & Order and recurred on As the World Turns as Lt. McCloskey from 1986-96. He played McNeil on Kojak for all five seasons and reprised the role for the 1983 reunion movie, Kojak: The Belarus File.

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