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Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed in LA

Orson had scores of other film, television and theater credits.
Credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Orson Bean attends the LA Premiere of "The Equalizer 2" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES — Authorities in Los Angeles say actor and comedian Orson Bean was hit and killed by a car in Los Angeles. 

He was 91. 

He was known for his appearances on TV game shows and for playing a crotchety merchant on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," among scores of other film, television and theater credits. 

Police say he was walking in the Venice neighborhood when he was clipped by one vehicle and fell. A second driver then struck him in what police say was a fatal collision. 

He's survived by wife Alley Mills and four children. He was also the father-in-law of late conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart.

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