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Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist
Ron Silver dies at 62; Tony-winning actor and political activist

Ron Silver, the Tony Award-winning actor who amassed an impressive list of roles based on real-life figures in movies including "Reversal of Fortune" and "Ali," died Sunday. He was 62. Silver, a longtime liberal political activist who became an outspoken supporter of former President George W. Bush's military response to 9/11, died of esophageal cancer in New York, according to Robin Bronk, executive director of the Creative Coalition, which he helped found. During his nearly four-decade career, Silver appeared in films such as the critically acclaimed "Enemies: A Love Story," a 1989 tragicomedy in which he starred as a married immigrant Polish Jew living...

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