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Give Kurtwood Smith A Hand.

Character actor Kurtwood Smith. Smith has a penchant for playing the "Robocop" he played a sadistic killer, in "Dead Poets Society" he played a repressive father, and in "True Believer," he played an over-zealous attorney. His next role is in the upcoming comedy, "Quick Change." He plays a mafia don.


Other segments from the episode on January 30, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 30, 1989: Interview with Rian Malan; Commentary on Thom Bell; Interview with Kurtwood Smith; Review of Germaine Greer's memoir "Daddy, We Hardly Knew You."


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