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Actor Dennis Farina's funeral Tuesday in Chicago

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The funeral for actor and onetime police officer Dennis Farina is to take place in Chicago.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial plans are private.

Farina died July 22 in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Farina was born in 1944 and raised in Chicago. He served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 years, both as a uniformed officer and a burglary detective. He was on duty during the 1968 Chicago riots. He found his way into acting as he neared his forties and was a veteran of Chicago theater.

Farina was a character actor for three decades, appearing in movies like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Get Shorty," where he played a mob boss.

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