Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77
Published 10/10/2012, Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died today. He was 77.Word count: 782
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