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Mary McNamara: 'You knew and now my boy is dead.' Trump is as craven as the mayor in 'Jaws'

We are all Lee Fierro now.

Fierro, who died at 91 of complications from the coronavirus, was a drama teacher on Martha's Vineyard when Steven Spielberg cast her as Mrs. Kintner, the mother of a boy who becomes the second shark attack victim in "Jaws." When she learns that Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) knew about the first death and allowed the beaches to remain open anyway, she confronts him, throwing back her black veil and slapping Brody across the face.

"You knew it," she says. "You knew there was a shark out there, you knew it was

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