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FILE - This 1956 file photo shows Iowa tackle Alex Karras. Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney, said Karras died at home in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by family. (AP Photo, File)

'Webster' star Alex Karras dies at 77

The rugged player, who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense and then made

a successful transition to an acting career, with a stint along the way

as a commentator on ''Monday Night Football,'' died Oct. 10. He was

77.