Character Actor Vincent Schiavelli Dies

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Schiavelli

Schiavelli, seen here in 2003, had appeared mainly in Italian film and television in the last two years of his life. hide caption

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Vincent Schiavelli died of lung cancer Monday at age 57 in Italy. Schiavelli had memorable turns as a mental-ward patient in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and as a science teacher in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In 1997, Vanity Fair named him one of America's best character actors.

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