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Merlin Olsen: NFL star, sports broadcaster, actor -- 1940-2010

The Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams later became as well known as a football broadcaster and a television actor. He died March 11 of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. He was 69.

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Article | Merlin Olsen, 69, a Hall of Fame defensive tackle with the Los Angeles Rams who became equally well known after his playing days as a football broadcaster, television actor and commercial pitchman, died March 11 at a hospital in Duarte, Calif., outside Los Angeles. He had mesothelioma, a rare for...

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