Alex Karras: Actor, NFL Star Dead at 77

Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle was suffering from kidney failure.
3:00 | 10/10/12

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Legendary NFL hall of Famer and television personality Alex Harris. Died at his home in Los Angeles. Cairns was a defensive lineman with the Detroit Lions -- a pro football career that spanned the 1950s into the eighties. He's been suffering from dementia and was among the more than 3500. NFL players suing the league regarding the treatment of head injuries. -- however may be best known for his work as an actor playing in -- out of that in the eighties TV sitcom Webster. Alex Cairns -- 77 years --

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