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Farewell to a funnyman

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Walter Matthau, shown here in 1990, died of a heart attack Saturday in a Santa Monica hospital. The actor, 79, had built a career portraying lovable curmudgeons in such films as "The Fortune Cookie," "The Odd Couple," "The Front Page," "The Sunshine Boys" and "Grumpy Old Men." The foghorn-voiced actor had suffered health setbacks in recent years.