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Actor Alan Bates Dies of Cancer

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Actor Alan Bates Dies of Cancer

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Actor Alan Bates Dies of Cancer

Actor Alan Bates Dies of Cancer

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British actor Alan Bates has died of cancer at the age of 69. Bates starred in such films as Zorba the Greek, The Fixer and Georgy Girl. He was also a renowned Shakespearean actor who went on to win a Tony Award in 2002 for his role in Fortune's Fool on Broadway. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports.