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Broderick Crawford, who played the beefy, take-charge chief in television’s “Highway Patrol” and won an Oscar in 1949 for “All the King’s Men,” was reported in poor condition at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. “He’s very, very ill,” said Al Melnick, longtime agent for Crawford, who is believed to be 74. “He’s had a series of strokes, and a big one about a year ago. He just hasn’t been coming along.”


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