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DeVito is critics’ choice for the first Icon

It would be only fitting if Marilu Henner could give Danny DeVito his Icon Award at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, but I guess Rob McElhenney will do.Devito

DeVito will forever to me be Louie De Palma, and Henner his punching bag Nardo from their “Taxi” days of the late ’70s-early ’80s. More recently, of course, DeVito is well known to comedy viewers — certainly younger ones — for his turn as Frank Reynolds on FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Hardware will be given away June 20 at the inaugural CCTA kudocast, which will be shown two days later on ReelzChannel. Awards are voted by the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn., and the show is produced by Bob Bain.

Jersey guy DeVito, also a producer, has been acting for more than 40 years. His big break was as the crazy dice-eating Martini in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and other bigscreen roles include “Twins,” “Tin Men” and “Romancing the Stone.”

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