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From the Archives: George Peppard, Versatile Actor, Dies at 65

From the Archives: George Peppard, Versatile Actor, Dies at 65

George Peppard, the actor who first achieved prominence opposite Audrey Hepburn in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and was better known to modern audiences as the tough, cigar-chomping mercenary Hannibal Smith, leader of television's "The A-Team," has died. He was 65.

Peppard, who underwent successful surgery for lung cancer two years ago, died Sunday night of pneumonia at UCLA Medical Center. Publicist Cheryl Kagan said that Peppard's cancer had been in remission since a tumor was removed from his right lung, but that he entered the hospital Thursday with breathing problems that developed into pneumonia.

A longtime heavy drinker and smoker, Peppard...

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