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Jack Lemmon has accepted his first television role in 11 years, playing a Georgia governor in an NBC miniseries about the 1913 murder of a factory girl and the lynching of her Jewish boss. The four-hour miniseries, "The Ballad of Mary Phagan," will be broadcast next season. Shooting begins in May in and around Richmond, Va. The last time the Academy Award-winning actor appeared on television was in the 1975 made-for-television movie "The Entertainer," with the late Ray Bolger.

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