Fred Willard Remembered By Steve Carell: “The Funniest Person I’ve Ever Worked With”

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The posthumous accolades are pouring in for comic actor Fred Willard, whose career spanned 50 years in film, television, stage and nightclubs.

A four-time Emmy nominee, Willard was known for characters who appeared slightly off and outside the norm. But his real-life personal warmth and quick wit made him a Hollywood favorite and kept him working late into his life, with work yet to be seen still to come.

Here are some of the early reactions to his passing:

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