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O. L. Duke, 51, stage, film actor

NEW YORK -- Actor O.L. Duke, who appeared in the movies "Out of Time" and "Antwone Fisher," was killed in a car accident yesterday, police and relatives said. He was 51.

Mr. Duke was returning home after performing in the off-Broadway play, "Waitin' 2 End Hell." Police said his vehicle jumped a divider and collided with an oncoming car.

Monica Duke said her husband loved attending the theater. He often spoke enthusiastically about his work with other actors, including Denzel Washington, whom he counted as a friend, she said.

Mr. Duke found career success after he replaced Washington in the original production of "A Soldier's Play," his wife said. He also appeared in the HBO series "Oz."

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