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Fred Dalton Thompson


Born - 19 August 1942, Sheffield, Alabama, USA
Died - 1 November 2015

Avuncular, authoritative, balding, solidly-built character actor who pursued a parallel career in politics in his middle years. Best known as the district attorney Arthur Branch in several series of Law & Order, he also built up a formidable CV in films from his mid forties: No Way Out (1987), Feds (1988), Shadow Makers (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Die Hard 2 (1990), Class Action (1991), Cape Fear (1991), White Sands (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Born Yesterday (1993). In 1994, he ran successfully for senator from Tennessee (he left the post in 2003) and even at one time considered running for President. Later credits include Ironmen (2009), Secretariat (2010), Sinister (2012), The Last Ride (2012), Persecuted (2014), Unlimited (2015) and 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015), his last. Twice married with five children, he died from cancer.