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In 1973, he played the terminally-ill political activist Larry Slade in The Iceman Cometh (1973). Ironically, while filming, he knew he was approaching the final stages of lung cancer and died in July of that year. His wife Jessica had died just the...
[on being listed as one of the screen's all-time best heavies] I guess they never saw me in most of my pictures. Still, I've never stopped working so I can't complain.
Often played stern authority figures, in sharp contrast to his real life persona.
Robert Bushnell Ryan
Chicago, Illinois, USA
New York City, New York, USA
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