LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Henry Gibson, the veteran comic character actor best known for his role reciting offbeat poetry on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," has died. He was 73.
Gibson's son, James, said Gibson died Monday at his home in Malibu after a brief battle with cancer.
After "Laugh-In," Gibson went on to appear in several films, including "The Long Goodbye" and "Nashville," which earned his a Golden Globe nomination.
His recent work included playing a cantankerous judge on ABC's "Boston Legal" for five seasons and providing the voice of eye-patched reporter Bob Jenkins on Fox's "King of the Hill."
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