MCC Theater co-founder Bob LuPone died at 76.

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Bob LuPone, who played Tony Soprano's family doctor in "A Chorus Line" & helped organise & head MCC Theater for almost 40 years, has died. 

76-year-old According to Matt Ross Public Relations, LuPone died Saturday after a three-year fight with pancreatic cancer. 

"The MCC Theater community mourns the death of our much-loved & truly inspiring partner, colleague, & friend, Bob LuPone. 

He lived boldly & with great curiosity, good humour, a boundless enthusiasm for connection, & a lot of heart. 

The theatre organisation said it will miss him forever. LuPone's first professional employment was in 1966 in "The Pajama Game" starring Liza Minnelli. 

"Sweet Potato" was his Broadway debut in 1968. He then performed in "Minnie's Boys," "The Rothschilds," & "The Magic Show." 

After the original performer left "A Chorus Line," LuPone urged author & director Michael Bennett to let him portray Zach. 

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