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Gregory Walcott dies at 87; star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'

Gregory Walcott dies at 87; star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'

Gregory Walcott, a tall, rugged character actor who appeared in Clint Eastwood films, detective shows, Westerns and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" — a terrible howler whose notoriety he came to view with graceful good humor — died Friday at his home in Canoga Park. He was 87.

Walcott had been in failing health for some time, his daughter Pamela Graves said.

His last role was a cameo as a prospective investor in "Ed Wood," the 1994 Tim Burton film about the director and writer behind "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959) and other movies that have since attained cult status. With its...

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