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Jack Riley, who probably gained the most fame during a long acting career for playing Mr. Carlin, a self-absorbed patient of Bob Newhart's psychologist in the original "Bob Newhart Show," has passed away at age 80.

Riley also was a favorite of Mel Brooks, who cast him in Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World: Part I and Spaceballs. He also had a small role in one of my favorite movies, Robert Altman's film version of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye.
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