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Look back at acting career of Alex Karras

10/10/2012

Alex Karras, who died on Wednesday, played 12 seasons of pro football but had a longer career on TV and the movie screen.

Karras, 77, appeared in more than 35 shows, starting with an appearance on "Daniel Boone" in 1969. His last appearance was on "The Tom Show" in 1998.

Through nearly three decades of work, Karras is best-known for two things: six years on "Webster" and the infamous scene in the 1974 comedy classic "Blazing Saddles" when he punched a horse.

But he also had other memorable roles: a sheriff in the 1982 movie "Porky's," a colorful corporal on a 1974 "M*A*S*H" episode, and a color commentator on ABC's "Monday Night Football" from 1974 to '76.

And who can forget Karras "wrestling" on "Match Game '75"?

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