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In 1961, former New York policeman Eddie Egan and his partner Sonny Grosso were involved in a complex international drug bust which was later immortalized in Robin Moore's fact-based novel The French Connection The best-selling book became the basis of the 1971 Academy Award-winning crime thriller starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, and Fernando Ray. Egan and Grosso even landed small parts in the film playing Lt. Walt Simonson and Officer Klein respectively. Afterwards, Egan continued appearing in crime dramas both onscreen and on television.

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