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Richard Dreyfuss Has to Clarify He Is Not Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Late Father After Actress' Emmy Speech

by Alex Ungerman 9:29 PM PDT, September 18, 2016
Playing Richard Dreyfuss Has to Clarify He Is Not Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Late Father After Actress' Emmy Speech

Richard Dreyfuss would like his fans to know he's alive and well.

The 68-year-old actor apparently received a few condolences from mistaken fans who thought he was who Julia Louis-Dreyfus was referring to when she revealed the heartbreaking news at the end of her Emmy acceptance speech for Veep that her father died on Friday.

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"I'm actually not Julia Louis-Dreyfus' father," Dreyfuss wrote. "But I really appreciate all the concerned tweets."

Meanwhile, Louis-Dreyfus broke down while accepting her fifth straight Emmy for playing Selina Meyer on Veep when she dedicated her award to her father.

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“Lastly, I’d like to dedicate this to my father, William Louis-Dreyfus, who passed away on Friday,” she shared. “I’m so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered. Thank you.”

Watch the video below.

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