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Bill McKinney
PASSINGS: Bill McKinney, Socrates
PASSINGS: Bill McKinney, Socrates

Bill McKinney Character actor was in 'Deliverance' Bill McKinney, 80, a character actor who carved out a career playing rough-and-tumble villains, most notably the backwoods man who sexually assaults Ned Beatty's character in the 1972 film "Deliverance," died Thursday of esophageal cancer at Valley Presbyterian Hospice in Van Nuys, said close friend Julie Mondin. Mondin was assisting McKinney with his autobiography, which has not yet been published. A Tennessee native, McKinney inhabited the key role of one of the backwoods locals who terrorize Beatty, Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight and Ronny Cox during a river rafting trip gone bad in John Boorman's...

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