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James GammonFilm, television and stage actor James Gammon died Friday at his daughter's home in Costa Mesa, California, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. He was 70.

According to the report, Gammon had cancer of the adrenal glands and the liver. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

To film lovers, Gammon's most famous role was Cleveland Indians manager Lou Brown in the 1989 hit comedy 'Major League' and its sequel, in 1994. He had additional roles in such classic films as 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Urban Cowboy,' 'Ironweed' and, more recently, the Oscar-winning 'Cold Mountain' and 'Don't Come Knocking' (pictured). James GammonFilm, television and stage actor James Gammon died Friday at his daughter's home in Costa Mesa, California, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. He was 70.

According to the report, Gammon had cancer of the adrenal glands and the liver. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

To film lovers, Gammon's most famous role was Cleveland Indians manager Lou Brown in the 1989 hit comedy 'Major League' and its sequel, in 1994. He had additional roles in such classic films as 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Urban Cowboy,' 'Ironweed' and, more recently, the Oscar-winning 'Cold Mountain' and 'Don't Come Knocking' (pictured).

His television credits include 'The Waltons,' 'Charlie's Angels' and a 2007 guest spot on 'Grey's Anatomy.'

In addition to film and television, Gammon found major success on the stage. He co-founded Los Angeles' MET Theater, and starred in a number of plays by Sam Shepard, including 1996's 'Buried Child,' for which he received a Tony nomination.

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