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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Gordon Becker, theater arts philanthropist who decked the malls during the holidays, dies by Jacques Kelly

Gordon Becker, who created a business that decorated scores of malls for the holidays and who was a leader on the early boards of Center Stage and Everyman theaters, died of cancer June 4 at…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rodney Orange Jr., Arena Players managing director, dies by Jacques Kelly

Rodney Orange Jr., managing director of the Arena Players who was credited with helping to save the theater company, died of heart disease April 22 at the University of Maryland Medical Cent…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rosemary Knower, stage actress known for her strong character roles, dies by Jacques Kelly

Rosemary Knower, an actress who played roles from Lady Macbeth to a schoolteacher in John Waters’ “Hairspray,” died of a stroke Wednesday at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. T…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Donald N. Walls, film and theater critic, dies by Jacques Kelly

Donald N. Walls, a retired film and theater critic who appeared on radio and television for nearly three decades, died of dementia complications Feb. 19 at Storey Oaks Memory Care in Oklahom…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

The curtain first rose at the Morris Mechanic Theatre 50 years ago by Jacques Kelly

Ticket buyers formed a line outside the just-completed Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in early January 1967 for movie star Betty Grable’s performances in the title role of “Hello, Dolly!” …

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