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Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA

Posted: 8:24 AM, Feb 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-08 08:24:46-05
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LOS ANGELES — Actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles, authorities said. He was 91.

Bean was known for his appearances on TV game shows and for playing a crotchety merchant on “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” among scores of other film, television and theater credits.

He was walking in the Venice neighborhood when he was clipped by one vehicle and fell, police said.

A second driver then struck him in what police said was a fatal collision.

Bean is survived by wife Alley Mills and four children. He was also the father-in-law of late conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart.