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Dodge City Native Dennis Hopper Dies
05/30/2010

Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," has died. He was 74.

Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Marjorie Mae and Jay Millard Hopper. At age 13, Hopper and his family moved to San Diego.

Family friend Alex Hitz says Hopper died Saturday at his Venice home, surrounded by family and friends. The actor had been battling prostate cancer.

Hopper's roller coaster career also included "Rebel Without a Cause," "Blue Velvet," "Apocalypse Now" and "Hoosiers" as well as flops such as "The Last Movie."

But the improbable success of the 1969 hippie-biker epic "Easy Rider" remained his biggest triumph. He not only co-starred but directed and co-wrote the film, which also starred Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.

Hopper, Fonda and Terry Southern were nominated for Oscars for best screenplay.

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