'Big Lebowski' actor David Huddleston dies at 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Huddleston, a character actor best known for portraying titular roles in The Big Lebowski and Santa Claus: The Movie, has died. He was 85.

Huddleston's wife, Sarah C. Koeppe, says he died Tuesday of advanced heart and kidney disease inSanta Fe, New Mexico.

Huddleston famously portrayed the blustery millionaire whose identity Jeff Bridges' character is mistaken for in the 1998 cult comedy The Big Lebowski.

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