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LIBERTINI--Richard Joseph,

actor, died January 7, after a two year battle against cancer. He was born nearly 83 years ago in Cambridge, MA to Esther and Rocco Libertini. He graduated from Emerson College and was partner with MacIntyre Dixon and Linda Segal in the uproarious act they named, "Stewed Prunes" which played in coffee houses in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. His first Broadway play was in Woody Allen's "Don't Drink the Water." His last was in Allen's "Relatively Speaking" in 2011-12. Richard worked in a number of television series, and movies, most notably as the Guru in the film, "All of Me," and the crazy General in "The In-laws." He is survived by his son Richard, a musician, sister Alice Langone, brother Albert, brother-in-law Mike Langone, sister-in-law Catherine Dillon, cousin Mario Libertini of Abruzzi, Italy, cousin Joe DiTuillio, beloved nieces and nephews, former wife, and friend Melinda Dillon, and many true and great friends. A memorial service will be held in the future.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 10, 2016
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