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A resemblance to a famous personage is a readily exploitable commodity, but few have taken as much advantage of natural coincidence as Actor James LaRoe. In case anyone is uncertain as to whom Mr. LaRoe, 44, favors, here is the last clue: his stage name is Richard M. Dixon. The transmogrification from LaRoe to Dixon has brought the actor unwonted success. He will impersonate the President in a six-page fashion spread in Harper's Bazaar in January, as well as in the more cerebral Harper's magazine. He has recently finished filming a satiric movie—titled Richard.

Dixon relies solely on visual impact; he makes...

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