Scene-stealing actor Charles Grodin, star of ‘Beethoven’ and ‘Midnight Run,’ dead at 86

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Actor Charles Grodin, whose dry wit and everyman persona led to long-running Hollywood success in films like “The Heartbreak Kid” and the unlikely family movie hit “Beethoven,” died peacefully Tuesday at his Connecticut home. The 86-year-old Grodin died at his Wilton, Connecticut, residence of bone marrow cancer, his family announced. Grodin’s chameleonic career saw him start with a small 1968 role in “Rosemary’s Baby,” achieve leading man status four years later with “The Heartbreak Kid,” and carry the family-friendly 1992 tale of a dog named “Beethoven” to box office success. He famously co-…

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