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SEVERN DARDEN

Severn Darden, who portrayed a doctor in “Planet of the Apes” and a Russian spy in “The President’s Analyst,” died May 26. He was 65.

Darden was a comedian and founding member of the Second City Troupe in Chicago. He was known for his portrayals of a know-it-all German professor.

He spent three seasons at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn., and appeared in a number of stage, film and television productions.

His other films included “The Hired Hand,” “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” “The Last Movie,” “Luv,” “Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round” and “A New Face in Hell.”

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