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Christopher Evan Welch dies at 48; actor known for comic skills
Christopher Evan Welch dies at 48; actor known for comic skills

Christopher Evan Welch, a versatile actor whose work ranged from New York stage productions of Shakespeare to the role of the narrator in Woody Allen's 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica, his publicist said. He was 48 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago. Known especially for his comic skills, Welch often played characters who were "weak, foolish, conniving or otherwise beset by moral turpitude," Playbill magazine once wrote. One such character was the comically anxious Sylvestre in Bill Irwin's 1997 adaptation of Moliere's "Scapin" at New York's Laura Pels Theatre. The New York Times...

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