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Harry Reems dies at 65; porn actor starred in 'Deep Throat'

Harry Reems, who starred with Linda Lovelace in the 1972 pornographic film "Deep Throat" and became a cause celebre in Hollywood after he was convicted on federal obscenity charges related to the movie, has died. He was 65. Reems, who had pancreatic cancer and other ailments, died Tuesday at a Salt Lake City veterans hospital. His death was confirmed by the Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Healthcare System. He arrived on the Miami set of "Deep Throat" as the lighting director, but when the man hired to portray the doctor in the film failed to show up, director Gerard Damiano said: "Put on this coat; you're acting," Reems told The Times in 2005. Full story: Harry Reems dies at 65; porn actor starred in 'Deep Throat'Ethan Miller / Getty Images