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Bill Erwin Dead at 96

1/4/2011 10:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bill Erwin -- a famed character actor whose career lasted nearly 60 years -- died on December 29 of natural causes.

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Erwin is probably best known to younger audiences for his guest role on "Seinfeld" -- but he appeared in numerous shows, including "I Love Lucy," "Perry Mason," "Leave It to Beaver," "The Twilight Zone," "Gunsmoke," "The Golden Girls," "Growing Pains" and "Who's the Boss?"

He was 96.

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anony    

Sid Fields: "I wasn't born yesterday. I might drop dead today, but I sure as hell wasn't born yesterday."

1324 days ago
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Carl    

Sorry to see him pass, but at least he had a long life. He had an amazing 208 credits on IMDB and started his acting career before WWII yet was still older when he started acting than most of the "celebrities" TMZ features are today!

1324 days ago
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R    

you'll be greatly missed, coco! always in my thoughts!

1324 days ago
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Rotter    

Hellava run, Dude.

1324 days ago
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jintz    

One of the two best episodes of Seinfeld. Hope I have as much Piss and Vinegar at that age. R.I.P Mr. Erwin.........

1324 days ago

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