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Kip Niven, actor from 'Magnum Force' and 'Alice,' dies at 73

(CNN)Actor Kip Niven, known for roles in films such as "Magnum Force" and TV shows including "Alice" and "The Waltons," has died, the Jackson County medical examiner's office in Kansas City, Missouri, confirmed to CNN.He was 73.No cause of death was released for the actor, who in later years helped to shape the theater scene in his native Kansas City.Born Clifford Niven, he was raised in the Kansas City suburb of Prairie Village, Kansas, and graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1963. After time at Baylor University, he shifted to the University of Kansas, where he entered the theater program and became a mainstay in many of its productions.These led to roles in TV shows of the early 1970s, including "The Sixth Sense" and "Eme ...