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March 1, 1942 - July 30, 2014 Dennis was born Andrew Dennis Lipscomb to Marion and Andy Lipscomb, an Army General. He attended Westbury High School in N.Y., attained an engineering degree from Clarkson University and went to the Iowa Workshop to study writing but fell in love with acting. After training as a Shakespearean actor in London at LAMDA, he moved to New York to pursue theatre, his true love always. He acted in 33 productions of Shakespeare and starred as Hamlet¿ twice. He moved to Los Angeles in 1983 and booked his first audition, a guest-starring role on "CHiPs," and never looked back. He appeared in both television and film, most notably "A Soldiers Story," and became one of the most sought-after character actors of the 1980s and 1990s. He adored bluegrass music and specifically anything featuring the banjo. He played a bit himself, but delighted in a raucous banjo solo or really anything he called "the Happy Music." Dennis was also an animal lover and donated monthly to animal charities like the Humane Society and ASPCA. His basset hound Katie and his cat Banjo miss him terribly. He is survived by his loving wife Pat, his sisters Jeannie and Lori, his brother Bob and his Aunt Ardith, along with many nieces and nephews, and countless friends. "Good Night, Sweet Prince."
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014
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