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Actor Stone dead at 87

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Nov 03, 2011 | 11:15am EDT

He passed away on Wednesday (02Nov11) after a long battle with cancer, according to TMZ.com.

Stone is perhaps best known for his role as Violet Beauregarde's father in 1971 classic Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Stone was born in Oregon in 1923 and went on to guest star in a number of TV shows, including General Hospital, L.A. Law, The Waltons, The Outer Limits and The Patridge Family.

He also received a Tony Award nomination in 1959 for Best Supporting Actor in the Broadway show Redhead.

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