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PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet
PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet

Edward Hardwicke Actor played Watson on Holmes series Edward Hardwicke, 78, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, died of cancer Monday at a hospice in southern England, the Conway van Gelder Grant talent agency told the Associated Press. Hardwicke played Watson from 1986 to '88 in "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" and played the character in the later series from 1991. The British series was shown in the United States on public television. Hardwicke, born Aug. 7, 1932, in London, was the son of the actors Cedric Hardwicke and Helena Pickard. His film debut was in an uncredited bit part in "A Guy...

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