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Jason Alexander on the Steinbrenner-'Seinfeld' connection

July 13, 2010 |  2:24 pm

Actor Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld," sent this reaction to the death of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who was portrayed as a recurring character on the show (voiced by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David):

"I met the real George Steinbrenner on only one occasion when he actually came and played himself on an episode of 'Seinfeld.' He seemed to really enjoy himself. I did not get to know him, but the fact that he allowed himself and his beloved team to be satirized on our show is an indication to me of his true character.

"He was certainly a legend and I am pleased to have been associated with him, even if only in fiction. My sympathies to his family, friends and fans."

Below, a video featuring Alexander and the Steinbrenner character on "Seinfeld."

-- Houston Mitchell