Deadline Hollywood, reported July 31, 2019: Harold Prince Dies: Broadway Legend Who Produced Original ‘West Side Story’, ‘Fiddler’, ‘Phantom’ & More Was 91.
Harold Prince, the Broadway icon who produced and/or directed some of the 20th century’s most famous musicals West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera, died today in Reykjavik, Iceland, after a brief illness. He was 91.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 22, 2019: David Hedison Dies: ‘Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea’ Actor Was 92.
David Hedison, an actor who appeared in Off Broadway productions by Clifford Odets and in the original version of horror sci-fi classic The Fly but is best known for his starring role in the popular ’60s adventure series Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea, died July 18 in Los Angeles. He was 92.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 10, 2019: Freddie Jones Dies: English TV, Film & Theater Actor Was 91.
Freddie Jones, the veteran English stage and screen character actor known for his long stint on the ITV soap Emmerdale, died Tuesday in the UK after a brief illness, according to his agent Lesley Duff. He was 91.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 8, 2019: Eddie Jones Dies: ‘Lois & Clark’ Regular, Theater Veteran Was 84.
Eddie Jones, who played Jonathan Kent on ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as part of a five-decade career that spanned TV, movies and theater, died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 11, 2019: Denise Nickerson Dies: ‘Willy Wonka’, ‘Dark Shadows’ Actress Was 62.
Denise Nickerson, who played the bratty, bloated Violet Beauregarde in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and a sweet-natured orphan bedeviled by ghosts and werewolves on the classic ’60s supernatural soap Dark Shadows, died Wednesday night at a hospital near her home in Colorado. In declining health since suffering a stroke last year, Nickerson was removed from life support by her family earlier that day. She was 62.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 9, 2019: Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88.
Rip Torn, who played Garry Shandling’s profane, fiercely loyal producer on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, co-starred in the original Men in Black films and was a major star of Broadway and Off Broadway during a seven-decade career, died today surrounded by family at his home in Lakeville, CT. He was 88.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 25, 2019: Bob Dorian Dies: Actor, Magician, American Movie Classics Host Was 85.
Bob Dorian, actor, magician (The Amazing Dorian) and the first prime-time host of American Movie Classics, died June 15, his family announced. He was 85.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported June 24, 2019: William F. Brown Dies: ‘The Wiz’ Librettist Was 91.
William F. Brown, whose libretto for Broadway’s The Wiz earned him a Tony Award nomination, died yesterday in Westport, CT, according to his wife and collaborator Tina Tippit. Brown was 91.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 17, 2019: Gloria Vanderbilt Dies: Actress, Fashion Designer, Mother Of CNN’s Anderson Cooper Was 95.
Gloria Vanderbilt, artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress and the mother of CNN’s Anderson Cooper, has died. She died Monday morning at her New York City home, surrounded by family and friends, CNN announced. She was 95.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 15, 2019: Franco Zeffirelli Dies: Famed Director Of Shakespearean Drama Was 96.
Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director whose visionary interpretation of Romeo and Juliet was nominated for an Academy Award, has died. He was 96 and passed at his residence in Rome.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 13, 2018: Edith Gonzalez Dies: Telenovela Star Of ‘Salomé’ Was 54.
Edith Gonzalez, an actress for Spanish-language television networks Televisa, Telemundo and TV Azteca, has died. She had battled cancer for three years before succumbing at age 54.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 17, 2019: Herman Wouk Dies: ‘The Winds Of War’ & ‘The Caine Mutiny’ Author Was 103.
Herman Wouk, who authored books that became legendary films and TV programs including The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War, died today in his sleep in Palm Springs, the Associated Press reports. He was 103.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 6, 2019: Terry Allen Kramer Dies: Broadway Producer Of ‘Hello, Dolly!’, ‘Kinky Boots’ Was 85.
Broadway producer Terry Allen Kramer, whose credits include Kinky Boots, the 2017 Bette Midler Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, died May 2 at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital in Manhattan. She was 85 and had been struggling with pneumonia since last month.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported May 5, 2019: Barbara Perry Dies: ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’, ‘Baskets’ Actress Was 97.
Stage performer and actress Barbara Perry died Sunday from natural causes in Hollywood. She appeared in several films and TV shows including Samuel Fuller’s Shock Corridor (1963) and The Naked Kiss (1964) as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show and most recently, Baskets as well. She was 97.
Deadline Hollywood, reported April 29, 2019: Jo Sullivan Loesser Dies: Broadway Actress, Promotor Of Frank Loesser Legacy Was 91.
Jo Sullivan Loesser, a Broadway actress who scored a Tony nomination for her performance in 1956’s The Most Happy Fella, married the show’s composer Frank Loesser in 1959 and after his death 10 years later devoted herself to the promotion of his acclaimed and popular canon, died Sunday of heart failure at her New York City home. She was 91.

Deadline Hollywood, reported April 24, 2019: Mark Medoff Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Writer Was 79.
Mark Medoff, who won a Tony Award for writing Children of a Lesser God and earned an Oscar nom for its movie adaptation, died Tuesday at Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM. He was 79.
Deadline Hollywood, reported April 24, 2019: Ken Kercheval Dies: ‘Dallas’ Actor Was 83.
Actor Ken Kercheval, best known as Texas businessman Cliff Barnes on the CBS series Dallas, has died. A cause of death is not known, but a spokesperson at the Frist Funeral Home in the actor’s hometown of Clinton, Indiana, told Deadline that Kercheval died Sunday. He was 83.
Deadline Hollywood, reported March 29, 2019: June Harding Dies: ‘The Trouble With Angels’ Actress Was 81.
June Harding, a versatile actress whose film debut in The Trouble With Angels made her a teenage rebel icon, has died. She was 81 and passed away in hospice care in Deer Isle, Maine, according to her brother.
Deadline Hollywood, reported March 14, 2019: Chico, Chihuahua Star Of Broadway’s ‘Legally Blonde’, Amazon Reality Series Dies At 14.
Chico, the Chihuahua who appeared in the entire 2007-08 Broadway run of Legally Blonde – The Musical, as well as the national tour, regional productions, an MTV taping of the show and an Amazon reality series about his owner and trainer Bill Berloni, died March 11. He was 14, and his death was announced by Berloni.
Deadline Hollywood, reported March 13, 2019: George Morfogen Dies: ‘Oz’, Broadway Actor Was 86.
George Morfogen, an actor whose career spanned Broadway (most recently in 2008’s A Man For All Seasons), film (1972’s What’s Up, Doc?) and the TV role for which he’s probably most widely known — as the seen-it-all inmate Bob Rebadow of HBO’s Oz — died March 8 at his home in New York.
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