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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Donald Moffat, 87, a Top Actor Who Thrived in Second Billings, Dies by Robert D. McFadden

For a half-century Mr. Moffat, a transplanted Briton, was a lauded figure on stages and screens, whether performing Shakespeare or Tom Clancy.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Paul Gregory, Risk-Taking Showman in a Golden Age, Is Dead at 95 by Robert D. McFadden

His star rose in the 1950s and ’60s, when Broadway was ripe for experimentation. But he died in 2015 far from the limelight, and little notice was taken.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Joe Masteroff, Playwright of ‘Cabaret’ Fame, Is Dead 98 by Robert D. McFadden

The winner of a Tony for his evocation of decadent prewar Berlin, he is also remembered for another acclaimed Broadway musical, “She Loves Me.”

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Roy Dotrice, Veteran Actor and Tony Winner, Dies at 94 by Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Dotrice, who began acting in a P.O.W. camp, had a long career in movies, on TV and onstage, winning his Tony in “A Moon for the Misbegotten.”

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Barbara Cook, Broadway Star Who Became a Cabaret Mainstay, Dies at 89 by Robert D. McFadden

Ms. Cook, a Tony Award-winning leading lady in Broadway musicals of the 1950s and ’60s, grappled with alcoholism and obesity before reinventing herself.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Anne Jackson, Stage Star With Her Husband, Eli Wallach, Dies at 90 by Robert D. McFadden

Ms. Jackson, half of one of America’s best-known acting couples, was nominated for a Tony for her performance in Paddy Chayefsky’s “Middle of the Night.”

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Frank D. Gilroy, Playwright Behind ‘The Subject Was Roses,’ Dies at 89 by Robert D. McFadden

Mr. Gilroy won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a Drama Critics’ Circle Award for that play, his 1964 Broadway debut, but it was his only major theatrical success.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mary Healy, Actress and Singer, Dies at 96 by Robert D. McFadden

Ms. Healy and Peter Lind Hayes were a husband-and-wife comedy team on TV in the 1950s and ’60s and portrayed their New Rochelle, N.Y., suburban life on radio.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, a Comedic Stiletto, Dies at 81 by Robert D. McFadden

From the stage and the red carpet, Ms. Rivers reveled in cutting down the rich and famous with cutting remarks and a caustic wit.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sidney Harman, Newsweek Chairman, Is Dead at 92 by Robert D. McFadden

He donated $20 million for the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, and was a trustee of the Aspen Institute, the California Institute of Technology, Freedom Hou…

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