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The Real Harry Potter

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Sometimes it's a hassle being Harry Potter, especially when you're a 78-year-old Bradenton man who happens to share the name of a certain fictional boy wizard who is famous the world over.

Each time a new Harry Potter book or movie comes out, resident Harry Potter starts getting phone calls from children, interview requests from the TV networks and autograph requests.

The real Harry Potter says he hasn't had time to read any of the books or see the five hit movies. But late night crank calls aside, the retired Defense Department employee gets his mileage out of Pottermania.

His wife, Jan, says he'll tell kids the owl brings his mail, too.


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