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Orson Bean, the free-spirited television, stage and film comedian who stepped out of his storybook life to found a progressive school, move to Australia, give away his possessions and wander…
His rich melodies h powerful lyrics, also heard in “Mame” and “La Cage aux Folles,” dazzled critics and kept audiences returning for more.
Jerry Herman, the Broadway composer-lyricist who gave America the rousing, old-fashioned musicals “Hello, Dolly!” and “Mame” in the 1960s and Broadway’s first musical featuring gay…
Prolific, erudite and caustic in his wit, he surveyed the entire cultural landscape — films, plays, books, art — and saw little that he liked.
For a half-century Mr. Moffat, a transplanted Briton, was a lauded figure on stages and screens, whether performing Shakespeare or Tom Clancy.
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.
The winner of a Tony for his evocation of decadent prewar Berlin, he is also remembered for another acclaimed Broadway musical, “She Loves Me.”
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.”
Ms. Cook, a Tony Award-winning leading lady in Broadway musicals of the 1950s and ’60s, grappled with alcoholism and obesity before reinventing herself.
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.”
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.
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.
From the stage and the red carpet, Ms. Rivers reveled in cutting down the rich and famous with cutting remarks and a caustic wit.
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…