Agent: Victor Spinetti, actor who appeared in several Beatles movies, dies at 82
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Victor Spinetti, a comic actor who appeared in three Beatles movies and won a Tony on Broadway, has died, his agent said Tuesday. He was 82.
Spinetti died Tuesday morning after suffering from cancer for several years, said Barry Burnett, the actor's close friend and agent.
Spinetti won a Tony award in 1965 for his Broadway performance in "Oh, What a Lovely War," but became most well-known for his appearances in the Beatles movies "A Hard Day's Night," ''Help," and "Magical Mystery Tour."
At a London Beatles Day event in 2010, Spinetti said he was included in the cast of "A Hard Day's Night" at George Harrison's insistence.
"He said, 'you gotta be in all our films otherwise me mum wouldn't come and see 'em, because she fancies you,'" Spinetti said. "That was why I was in."
On another occasion, he told how his association with the Beatles disrupted the opening night of "Oh, What a Lovely War."
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