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David Hyde Pierce: Advocate for Alzheimer's Research

David Hyde Pierce's longest-running role to date has been as an advocate for Alzheimer's disease awareness and research. Best known as Niles Crane, the character he played for 11 years on NBC's hit sitcom Frasier (as well as his 2008 Tony for the Broadway musical Curtains), Pierce originally got involved with the Alzheimer's cause for very personal reasons. The disease claimed his grandfather, and his father likely suffered from Alzheimer's disease as well. November is National Alzheimer's...

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