Dick Cusack

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Richard John "Dick" Cusack (August 29, 1925 – June 2, 2003) was an American film actor and filmmaker. Cusack was born in New York City to Irish-American Catholic parents. He served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines in World War II. After the war Cusack attended College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he played basketball with Bob Cousy and roomed with Philip F. Berrigan, the peace activist. Cusack and his wife, Ann Paula "Nancy" (Carolan), had five children: Ann Cusack, Bill Cusack, Susie Cusack, Joan Cusack, and John Cusack, all of whom followed him into the acting profession. Until 1970 Cusack worked as a Clio Award winning advertising executive. He then pursused a career as a film actor, beginning with minor roles. Most of his acting roles were playing authority figures, such as a United States Senate Chairman, minister/chaplain, and U.S. Secretary of State; he played a judge in the TV movie Overexposed, and in theatrical releases Things Change and Eight Men Out. Cusack was a documentary filmmaker; his 1971 abortion documentary The Committee won an Emmy Award.
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