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Victor Spinetti dies at 82; Tony winner, actor in Beatles films
Victor Spinetti dies at 82; Tony winner, actor in Beatles films

Victor Spinetti, a comic actor and raconteur who won a Tony on Broadway and the adoration of Beatles fans when he appeared in three of the Fab Four's movies, died Tuesday in Monmouth, England. He was 82. The cause was cancer, said Barry Burnett, the actor's close friend and agent. Spinetti played multiple roles in "Oh, What a Lovely War," a musical satire about World War I that opened in London in 1963 and brought him a Tony Award in 1965 after moving to Broadway. His work in the original London production delighted John Lennon and George Harrison, who asked the well-known actor to appear in the Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night" (1964), in...

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