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Bewigged, bejeweled and bejowled, Mr. Humphries’s creation was one of the longest-lived characters ever channeled by a single performer.
Wide acclaim for the role of Tevye helped make him, according to one newspaper, “Israel’s most famous export since the Jaffa orange.”
One of the 20th century’s most renowned opera singers, the soprano was known for the timeless beauty of her voice and the ardent fervor of her fans.
A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.
Ms. Nixon was the ghost singer for actresses in many of Hollywood’s most famous musicals, from “The King and I” to “West Side Story” to “My Fair Lady.”
Mr. Patten, who first became smitten with the theater on a visit to the city in the mid-1940s, lived there for more than 35 years.
He was the youngest Tony winner, and “Mame” was his only Broadway credit. As an adult, he was a lounge singer, voice and piano teacher and electronics repairman.
Ms. Duke came to wide public notice when she starred as Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker.”
“Perfect Crime” logged its 11,824th performance, despite the fact that critics often did not like it and theatergoers often did not understand it.
Mr. Finlay, an English actor, was often cast as a rogue or villain and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1965 film version of “Othello.”
Mr. Libertini, a ubiquitous presence on stage, screen and television, was best known for his antic turn as the deranged General Garcia in the 1979 film comedy.
Ms. Goldhirsch, the artistic director of Young Playwrights Inc., was responsible for helping along the careers of generations of American dramatists.
Mr. Coe was also a grown-up presence in the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” appearing in the very first episode.
Mr. Rudd, who came to his profession late and left early, won praise for his work on Broadway and in the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Mr. Weiss was a songwriter whose credits include "The Lion Sleeps Tonight' and "What a Wonderful World."
Mr. Wisdom was for six decades one of Britain’s most celebrated comics, appearing in nearly 20 films and many television shows as well as in live performances.
Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66.
Mr. Hofmann, a versatile singer, was known for his good looks, nimble acting and sensitive phrasing.
Ms. York was an Academy Award-nominated actress known for her portrayals of exquisite, often fragile young women in British and American films of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Mr. Gordon, a chiseled character actor, played tough guys, most memorably the mob boss Frank Nitti on the television series “The Untouchables.”
The founder of a speech therapy center in Manhattan taught Robert De Niro to sound Southern, and Julia Roberts not to.
Ms. Norton, a deaf actress, sacrificed her own career in a fight that demonstrably helped the careers of the generation that followed, including Marlee Matlin.
Ms. Rosenthal’s work melded dance, theater, dramatic monologues, improvisation and visual art to illuminate her abiding concerns: feminism, environmentalism and animal rights.
An English actor whose regal bearing and imposing voice gave life to Shakespearean kings, Mr. Howard was a mainstay of the Royal Shakespeare Company for decades.
Mr. Brown wrote industrial musicals for American corporations, which were meant to rally employees, and used some of his earnings to support Harper Lee while she wrote “To Kill a Mockingbi…
Mr. Baraka’s work was widely anthologized, and he was also long famous as a political firebrand, with critical opinion divided in every arena.
Mr. Bruckner, who was a longtime editor for The New York Times Book Review, landed on Nixon’s enemies list over his syndicated columns for The Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Mrozek’s plays were periodically banned in Poland for ridiculing the postwar Eastern bloc’s political and social climate. He had plays produced in cities worldwide, including New Yor…
Mr. Springer went from owning a laundromat to producing nearly a dozen shows on Broadway.
Ms. Stuart had a recurring role on the soap opera “The Edge of Night” and starred in two nonfiction books by the writer Helene Hanff.