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Retired NYPD Det. Sonny Grosso, of ‘French Connection’ fame, dead at 89

Sonny Grosso, the larger-than-life NYPD detective whose fast-and-furious crime-busting with partner Eddie Egan became the basis of the 1971 hit “The French Connection,” died Wednesday, a family member confirmed. He was 89.

Grosso, who turned Hollywood producer after the spectacular screen retelling...

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