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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Philip Bosco, Tony-Winning Character Actor, Is Dead at 88 by Robert Berkvist

A familiar face for years in movies, on television and especially on Broadway, he had a particular affinity for the work of George Bernard Shaw.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A.R. Gurney, Playwright Who Explored Upper-Crust Anxieties, Dies at 86 by Robert Berkvist

Mr. Gurney, whose plays included “The Cocktail Hour,” “Love Letters” and “The Middle Ages,” leavened his astute social analysis with tart humor.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Harvey Lichtenstein, Who Led Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rebirth, Dies at 87 by Robert Berkvist

Serving 32 years as its president and executive producer, Mr. Lichtenstein reorganized BAM, and gave it a renewed purpose as a center for the performing arts.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Alec McCowen, British Actor Who Played Saint and Fool, Dies at 91 by Robert Berkvist

In a half-century career that spanned film, TV and theater, Mr. McCowen’s greatest triumphs were on the stage. But movie audiences knew him as well.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fritz Weaver, Tony-Winning Character Actor, Dies at 90 by Robert Berkvist

Mr. Weaver won a Tony for his role in Robert Marasco’s “Child’s Play” about the malevolent environment at an exclusive Roman Catholic school for boys.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Peter Shaffer Dies at 90; Playwright Won Tonys for ‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus’ by Bruce Weber and Robert Berkvist

Movie versions of Mr. Shaffer’s ambitious plays helped elevate his status at home in Britain and in the United States.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Jerry Bock, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Composer, Dies at 81 by ROBERT BERKVIST

A partnership between Mr. Bock and the lyricist Sheldon Harnick yielded “Fiorello!” and “She Loves Me,” but their greatest triumph was “Fiddler”; it…

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Marian Seldes, Regal Presence of Broadway, Dies at 86 by Robert Berkvist

Ms. Seldes was seldom offstage in a career that spanned more than half a century, and she was especially known for her performances of Edward Albee’s work.

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Marian Seldes, Regal Presence of Broadway, Dies at 88 by Robert Berkvist

Ms. Seldes was seldom offstage in a career that spanned more than half a century, and she was especially known for her performances of Edward Albee’s work.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Polly Bergen Dies at 84; Emmy-Winning Actress by Robert Berkvist

Ms. Bergen won an Emmy in 1957 for her portrayal of the alcoholic torch singer Helen Morgan and was nominated for another 50 years later for her recurring role on the television show “Desp…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, tart-tongued Broadway legend, dead at 89 by Robert Berkvist and Bruce Weber, The New York Times, National Post Wire Services

Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's wryly ac…

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Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89 by Robert Berkvist and Bruce Weber

Ms. Stritch became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor, Dies at 98 by Robert Berkvist

Mr. Wallach was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 89 by Robert Berkvist

Mr. Durning was a familiar presence on both stage and screen, with roles including a lonely widower in the film “Tootsie” and Big Daddy in the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

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Charles Durning, Prolific Character Actor, Dies at 89 by Robert Berkvist

Mr. Durning was a familiar presence on stage and screen, with roles including a widower in the film “Tootsie” and Big Daddy in the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Arthur Laurents, Playwright and Director, Dies at 93 - NYTimes.com by ROBERT BERKVIST

Arthur Laurents, the playwright, screenwriter and director who wrote and ultimately transformed two of Broadway’s landmark shows, “Gypsy” and “West Side Story,” and created one of …

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