Edward Herrmann dies at 71; actor often played Franklin D. Roosevelt

January 1, 2015 3:26 AM

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Edward Herrmann, an Emmy- and Tony-winning actor who portrayed Franklin D. Roosevelt, narrated History Channel documentaries and became a prime-time television star in the long-running series "Gilmore Girls," died Wednesday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was 71.

The 6-foot-5 actor schooled in London was a natural to play aristocrats and authority figures. He portrayed Nelson Rockefeller in Oliver Stone's 1995 biopic "Nixon" and William Randolph Hearst in Peter Bogdanovich's 2001 film "The Cat's Meow."

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