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Name: David McLean  
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Date of Birth: 19th May 1922
Place of Birth: Akron, Ohio, USA
Profession: Actor
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David McLean (May 19, 1922 – October 12, 1995) was an American film and television actor. He appeared in many Marlboro television and print advertisements starting in the early 1960s. He also starred as the title character in the short lived 1960 western Tate, and appeared in numerous television series and feature films in the 1960s and 1970s.

He started suffering from emphysema in 1985 and had a tumor removed in 1994. After he found out that he had cancer, he became an anti-smoking advocate. At a meeting of stockholders of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro, McLean requested they limit their advertising. He died of lung cancer at age 73 on October 12, 1995. McLean began smoking at age 12. In 1996 his widow and son filed suit against Philip Morris for wrongful death, based on the claim that McLean's nicotine addiction caused his lung cancer. As of 1999 the lawsuit was still pending.

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