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Anthony Colombo, a mobster’s son who successfully agitated to keep out even a single reference to the Mafia during the entire 175 minutes of the film “The Godfather,” died on Jan. 6 at his home in San Diego. He was 71. The cause was complications of diabetes, his son Joseph A. Colombo said. Mr. Colombo was a 26-year-old military school graduate in 1971 when he helped persuade the producer of “The Godfather,” the sponsors of the network television series “The F.B.I.” and even the Nixon administration’s Justice Department under Attorney General John N. Mitchell to expunge the term Mafia and...

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