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Former Senator Fred Thompson Dead at 73

Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, a folksy Tennessee lawyer whose career led him from politics to Hollywood and back again, died Sunday. He was 73.   At 6-foot-6 (1.98-meters) with a booming voice, Thompson appeared in at least 20 motion pictures and in the TV series "Law & Order.'' His film credits include "In the Line of Fire,'' "The Hunt for Red October,'' "Die Hard II'' and "Cape Fear.'' By the early '90s,...

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