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An experienced character actor, he found fame in the 1960s as the enigmatic Illya Kuryakin, and again in the 2000s as an eccentric medical examiner on “N.C.I.S.”
Writing in a conversational and colloquial style, he offered practical advice on how to cut down on mistakes, the most difficult part of the game to master.
A high-ranking member of the Cosa Nostra, he was arrested in January after decades on the run. He was found through medical records related to his cancer treatment.
After his unlikely win, in 1972, he spent his single term pushing for a more liberal foreign policy, particularly toward Africa.
He took the extraordinary step of banning tackling during all practices, which reduced concussions at a time when brain trauma in football had become a crisis.
He served for 38 years in Parliament and, after being elected president at a critical moment in Italy’s fortunes, helped stabilize the country.