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Joe Clark, High School Principal Depicted in ‘Lean on Me,’ Dies at 82

Joe Clark, the New Jersey principal who inspired the 1989 film “Lean on Me” starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 82. Clark’s death was announced by his family, who said he died on Tuesday after a long illness. Clark was the principal of Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J. from 1983 to 1989. Known […]

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