Prolific actor and Oscar nominee Kevin McCarthy passed away on Saturday in a Cape Cod hospital at the age of 96.

McCarthy quickly left an indelible footprint on Hollywood's long history. After establishing himself on the Broadway stage, the 30-something actor found his big Hollywood break. Elia Kazan cast him as Biff in a London production of 'Death of a Salesman,' which led to a cinematic version that earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. (The role did win him a Golden Globe for "Most Promising Newcomer.") However, though he quickly made a splash in Hollywood, it was his work some five years later -- in a film the AFI calls one of the Top Ten science fiction films of all time -- where he truly left his mark, starring as Dr. Miles Bennell in 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers.'
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