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American actor Charles Dierkop, best known for his appearances in `The Sting,` `Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,` and `Police Woman,` died on Sunday, Deadline reported. He was 87. Dierkop had a heart attack and contracted pneumonia.

The Wisconsin-born character actor began his career in an uncredited appearance opposite Paul Newman in `The Hustler.` He appeared beside him as Flat Nose Curry in the 1969 film `Butch Cassidy` and as a bodyguard in the Best Picture Oscar-winning 1973 film `The Sting.`

`Star Trek,` `Batman,` `Adam-12,` `It Takes a Thief,` `Love,` `American Style,` `Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,` `Lost in Space,` `The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.,` `Mannix,` `Kung Fu,` `The F.B.I.,` and `The Andy Griffith Show,` all gave him constant work in television.

Dierkop played Detective Pete Royston on NBC`s `Police Woman,` a spinoff of `Police Story,` as a series regular from 1974 to 1978, alongside Angie Dickinson. During the 1980s and 1990s, he appeared as a guest on popular television shows like `Simon & Simon,` `The Fall Guy,` `T.J. Hooker,` `Matt Houston,` and `MacGyver.`

Dierkop also appeared in several B movies throughout the 2000s. His last credited role was in the 2018 film `Heaven & Hell.` Dierkop is survived by his daughter Lynn.

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