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EMMY-WINNER OPATOSHU AND `BIKER' ROARKE DIE

David Opatoshu, the Emmy-award winning character actor remembered for his portrayal of a Jewish resistance leader in the 1960 film "Exodus," died in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 78. Opatoshu won a 1991 Emmy for an outstanding guest appearance in a dramatic series, "Gabriel's Fire." Opatoshu, the son of Yiddish novelist Joseph Opatoshu, began his career in Yiddish theater. He debuted on Broadway in 1938 in the Group Theater's productions of "Golden Boy" and "Night Music." Opatoshu's first Hollywood film appearance was in "The Naked City" (1948). He also appeared in "The Brothers Kara-ma-zov," "Party Girl," "Cimarron" and "Torn Curtain."

- Adam Roarke, who made his name as an actor in biker movies in the 1960s and later became an acting coach in Dallas, has died of a heart attack in Euless, Texas. He was 58. Born Richard Jordan Ger-ler, he appeared in more than 30 films, including nine motorcycle movies, and 160 television shows, including episodes of "Mod Squad," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and "Star Trek." His movies included "Hell's Angels on Wheels," John Wayne's "El Dorado" and "The Stunt Man."