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A Week In News: '50 Shades' Kerfuffle, Sad 'Glee' Announcement, & The Loss Of Ed Lauter

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Bye Bye 'Glee': Not only have Glee fans had to contend with having to wave a sad farewell to the deceased Cory Monteith's Finn Hudson in an emotional memorial episode last week; the show's co-creator Ryan Murphy has announced that after one more season, Glee will be no more. Read Ryan Murphy's explanation.

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Which Role Will Ed Lauter Be Remembered For?

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The sad news that Ed Lauter had passed away hit the mainstream media on Wednesday (October 16, 2013), as his characteristic and unique roles started flooding into the zeitgeist. During a career that spanned five decades, Lauter would fill the shoes of many characters.

Ed Lauter MovieguideLauter was known for his wide-ranging roles

It would be fair to describe Lauter’s time on the screen – both silver and small – as varied. He was a journeyman of the industry, applying the same attitude and refined skill to a hardened thug and dutiful butler alike.

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Ed Lauter, Veteran Character Actor, Dies Aged 74

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Ed Lauter, the veteran character actor, has died at the age of 74. Lauter died On Wednesday 16th October at his home in West Hollywood. His publicist, Edward Lozzi, announced his death resulted from mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the sad news.

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Ed Lauter died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

Lauter was highly praised for his chameleon acting abilities. He was able to portray violent and menacing as easily as a benevolent character. One of his most famous roles was in The Longest Yard in which he played Burt Reynold's nemesis, an aggressive prison guard. More recently he starred in The Artist as the butler to a Hollywood star, played by Berenice Bejo. He also worked with a number of other actors and directors such as Charles Bronson, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruise, amongst others. 

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Ed Lauter, Star Of 'The Artist,' Dies Aged 74

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Actor Ed Lauter passed away aged 74 yesterday (16th Oct.) due to mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer usually caused by asbestos exposure, his publicist Edward Lozzi said, via The Telegraph. The New York-born star of the Oscar-winning movie, The Artist, enjoyed an acting career that spanned 45 years and he appeared in over 100 films.

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Ed Lauter, Actor, Has Died.

A skilled actor and impersonator, Lauter was often cast as thug-like characters due to his angular face and bald head. He said of his typecasted roles: "I like those roles. Lee Marvin once told me, 'When you play a heavy, every once in a while make the audience like you a little bit. Then they'll think, 'Wait a minute, he's not such a bad guy. Did you see the way he petted that dog?'" via BBC News.

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Beloved & Well-Known Character Actor Ed Lauter Passes Away

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Ed Lauter may not be a household name, but his face is instantly recognisable to film and TV lovers the world over thanks to his numerous character roles. At the age of 74, the character actor sadly passed away after a long and prolific career that has spanned more than forty years.

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Lauter made over 200 film and television appearances

According to his publicist, who broke the news of his client's death to The Hollywood Reporter late on Wednesday, 16 October, Lauter passed away following a struggle with mesothelioma, a strand of cancer usually linked to prolonged exposure to asbestos. In the wake of his death, the Ed Lauter Foundation has been set up to help aspiring actors achieve their goals, awarding a yearly scholarship to worthy individuals.

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Ed Lauter - The Celebrity Cup - Beverly Hills Vs. Celebrity Ranch Polo Match - Pacific Palisades, California, United States - Saturday 8th June 2013

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Ed Lauter - 23rd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Black Tie Dinner Viewing Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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