F-word master Dennis Farina, dead at 69

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Dennis Farina, a TV (Law and Order) and film actor best remembered for his roles in Get Shorty and Midnight Run, died July 22 in Scottsdale, Ariz., the victim of a blood clot in his lungs.

Though better known as a mobster on screen, the actor born in Chicago was a police officer in his hometown between 1967 and 1985. He became a police consultant for director Michael Mann, and his interest in acting led to Mann giving him a small role in 1981's Thief.

He's survived by sons Dennis Jr., Michael, and Joseph.

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