Deadline Hollywood, reported February 8, 2019: Albert Finney Dies: ‘Tom Jones’, ‘Skyfall’ Actor Was 82.
Oscar-nominated actor Albert Finney, one of the great British actors of his generation who made a worldwide name for himself in 1963’s Tom Jones and maintained a strong career through 2012’s Skyfall, died Thursday in London. He was 82.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 22, 2019: Kaye Ballard Dies: TV, Film & Stage Veteran Who Starred In ‘The Mothers-In-Law’ Was 93.
Kaye Ballard, a comic actress and singer who was a regular presence on TV for decades and starred in the late-’60s NBC comedy The Mothers-in-Law, has died. Palm Springs-area paper The Desert Sun reported that the star also known for The Girl Most Likely and a half-dozen Broadway musicals died Monday at her home in Rancho Mirage.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 10, 2019: Verna Bloom Dies: ‘Animal House’ Actress Was 80.
Verna Bloom, whose memorable turn as Marion Wormer in the 1979 comedy classic Animal House saw her immortalize cucumber innuendo, has died. She passed Wednesday in Bar Harbor, Maine from dementia complications, according to a family spokesperson.
Deadline Hollywood, reported December 31, 2018: Don McKay Dies: ‘West Side Story’ Actor Was 93.
Don McKay, who portrayed Tony in the 1958 London premiere of West Side Story, died Thursday in Manhattan. He was 93. His nephew, Sean McKenna, confirmed McKay’s death to Playbill.

Deadline Hollywood, reported January 15, 2019: Carol Channing Dies: Original Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Was 97.
Carol Channing, a Broadway legend who was known for her signature lead role in Hello, Dolly! and continued performing well into her 90s, has died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. She was 97.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 22, 2018: Peter Masterson Dies: ‘Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’ Creator Was 84.
Peter Masterson, whose long career spanned writing, acting and directing on Broadway and in film and television, has died. He passed Wednesday at his home in Kinderhook, N.Y. after a fall, according to his family. He was 84 and suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 21, 2018: Ethel Ayler Dies: Actress For Stage, Film And TV’s ‘Cosby Show’ Was 88.
Ethel Ayler, whose career spanned prominent Broadway, film and TV roles for five decades, died at age 88 on Nov. 18 in Loma Linda, Calif., according to her family. The cause of death was not given.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 20, 2018: Donald Moffat Dies: Prolific Actor For Broadway, TV And Film Was 87.
Donald Moffat, a character actor who appeared on Broadway, television and film, died Thursday in Sleepy Hollow, New York. He was 87 and passed from complications of a recent stroke, according to his daughter.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 4, 2018: Philip Bosco Dies: ‘Working Girl’ And ‘The Savages’ Actor Was 88.
Tony Award-winning actor Philip Bosco who also starred in Working Girl and The Savages died Monday night in his home in Haworth, New Jersey. He was 88.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 11, 2018: Douglas Rain Dies: Stage Actor And Voice Of HAL 9000 In ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Was 90.
Actor of stage and screen Douglas Rain died Sunday morning from natural causes in St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital outside Stratford, Ontario. He was 90.

If you don’t recognize Rain’s from his numerous roles on stage, you may recognize his voice as the sentient computer HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported October 27, 2018: Ntozake Shange Dies: The ‘For Colored Girls’ Playwright Was 70.
Noted playwright, poet and novelist, Ntozake Shange died on Saturday morning. The news was announced via Shange’s official Twitter account. She was 70.
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Playbill, reported September 28, 2018: Joe Masteroff, Librettist of Cabaret, Dies at 98.
Joe Masteroff, a musical bookwriter from Broadway’s golden age whose reputation rests primarily on two Harold Prince-directed shows, Cabaret and She Loves Me, died September 28, 2018, at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 98.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported September 15, 2018: Peter Donat Dies: Veteran Actor Of Stage, TV, Films Was 90.
Peter Donat, whose long career spanned roles on Broadway, television and in films, has died. He passed on Monday at home in Point Reyes Station, Calif. from complications of diabetes, according to his wife.

The Canadian-born character actor was best known for his role in six episodes of TV’s The X Files, where he recurred as Agent Fox Mulder’s father.

While that role was memorable, it was just a piece of the actor’s broad creative career. He performed frequently with respected companies like the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Stratford Festival in Canada, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII.

In between the stage roles, Donat was a frequent presence as a guest-star on such shows as The F.B.I., Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, McMillan & Wife, Hill Street Blues and Murder, She Wrote.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported September 13, 2018: Marin Mazzie Dies: Broadway Star Of ‘Passion’, ‘Ragtime’ Was 57.
Broadway actress and three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie died this morning in New York. She was 57.

Her death was announced by her husband, actor Jason Danieley. Mazzie had been fighting ovarian cancer since her diagnosis three years ago.

Lauded for her unforgettable performances in Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate and, perhaps most of all, Stephen Sondheim’s 1994 musical Passion, Mazzie was mourned today by Broadway.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported September 1, 2018: Carole Shelley Dies: ‘Odd Couple’ Star And Tony Award-Winning Actress Was 79.
Odd Couple actress Carole Shelley died Friday from cancer at her home in Manhattan. She was 79.

Born in London, Shelley was a star of stage and screen. She made her Broadway debut in 1965 in the original cast of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. In 1975, she received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular. In 1979, she received another nomination and a win for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the original company of The Elephant Man.

Shelley went on to reprise her role of Gwendolyn Pigeon in the film and TV series adaptation of The Odd Couple. She and Monica Evans are the only two actors to appear in all three major iterations of Simon’s play as the same characters
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Deadline Hollywood, reported August 26, 2018: Neil Simon Dies: Popular Playwright Of Numerous Broadway Hits Was 91.
Neil Simon, the creator of such Pulitzer and Tony award-winning plays as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and Lost in Yonkers, has died at 91. He died last night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City from complications from pneumonia.
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Page Six, reported August 21, 2018: ‘Nashville’ and ‘Freaky Friday’ actress dead at 83.
Barbara Harris, who starred in films including “Nashville” and “Freaky Friday,” has died. She was 83.
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Los Angeles Times, reported July 18, 2018: Gary Beach, Broadway veteran who won a Tony for his role in 'The Producers,' dies at 70.
Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, said his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70.

Unger said Beach died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs. No cause was given.

Beach's other Broadway roles included Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast" and Albin in the 2004 revival of "La Cage aux Folles," both of which earned him Tony nominations.
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Legacy.com, reported July 3, 2018: Gillian Lynne (1926 – 2018) “Cats” choreographer.
Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92.
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Lynne's many credits included the phenomenally successful "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera."

Last month, Lloyd Webber renamed his New London Theatre as The Gillian Lynne Theatre, making it the first in London's theater district named after a woman.
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