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'Singin' in the Rain's' Donald O'Connor Dies

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'Singin' in the Rain's' Donald O'Connor Dies

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'Singin' in the Rain's' Donald O'Connor Dies

'Singin' in the Rain's' Donald O'Connor Dies

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Legendary dancer and actor Donald O'Connor dies of heart failure in Calabasas, Calif., at age 78. O'Connor's career began in vaudeville and carried him to Hollywood. He made more than 50 films, including Singin' in the Rain, with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. NPR's Liane Hansen offers a remembrance.

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