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Six Degrees of Bernie Madoff



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    Actors Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon were burned by Bernard Madoff.

    How could this one actor not be on the star-studded and ever-expanding list of people duped by Bernard Madoff?

    Continuing what many people believe to be a universal truth of connectivity, Kevin Bacon is among the many victims of the massive Ponzi scheme run by the disgraced New York money manager.

    Bacon's publicist, Allen Eichhorn, confirmed Tuesday that the actor and his wife Kyra Sedgwick had investments with Madoff.

    Eichhorn wouldn't say how much dough Bacon, whose most recent film is "Frost/Nixon," and "The Closer" star Sedgwick might have lost.

    Madoff told federal investigators that his investment business was "a lie" that lost as much as $50 billion.

    The scandal took a tragic turn last week when a French broker killed himself in his New York office.

    Other Hollywood victims have included a charity linked to director Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, and screenwriter Eric Roth, whose credits include "Forrest Gump" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."