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Tony-Winning Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Tony-Winning Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dead at 89

Broadway icon Elaine Stritch has died. According to The New York Times, the Tony and three-time Emmy-winning actress passed away at her home in Birmingham, Michigan on July 17. Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Keyes. The actress was 89 years old.

Stritch was born on February 2, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan. She trained at the Dramatic Workshop ...

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Stage and Screen Star Rosemary Murphy Dies at 89

Stage and Screen Star Rosemary Murphy Dies at 89

Stage and screen star Rosemary Murphy died on July 5 at her home in New York City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She was 89.

Perhaps best known for playing Miss Maudie in the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, Murphy also had a distinguished ...

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Composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, Pillar of the Broadway Community, Dies at 83

Composer Mary Rodgers Guettel, Pillar of the Broadway Community, Dies at 83

Tony-nominated composer, Freaky Friday author, screenwriter and celebrated Broadway patron Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan on June 26 after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. Rodgers, who was the daughter of legendary composer Richard Rodgers and his wife Dorothy, was 83.

Though Rodgers had a vibrant career of her own, she was also ...

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Tony Winner Eli Wallach, Renowned Stage and Screen Actor, Dies at 98

Tony Winner Eli Wallach, Renowned Stage and Screen Actor, Dies at 98

Prolific stage and screen actor Eli Wallach died on Tuesday, June 24. The Tony and Honorary Academy Award winner was 98. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his daughter, Katherine.

Born on December 7, 1915 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Wallach studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse following receiving a master’s degree in education at City ...

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Legendary Songwriter Gerry Goffin, Whose Work is Featured in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Dies at 75

Legendary Songwriter Gerry Goffin, Whose Work is Featured in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Dies at 75

Legendary songwriter Gerry Goffin died of natural causes on June 19 at his home at Los Angeles. He was 75. His music, much of which he wrote with his wife of nine years and songwriting partner Carole King, can be heard on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The announcement was made by his wife Michele Goffin.

King said ...

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Stage and Screen Legend Ruby Dee Dies at 91

Stage and Screen Legend Ruby Dee Dies at 91

Stage and screen icon and civil rights stalwart, Ruby Dee has died. The actress died of natural causes in her home in New Rochelle, New York on June 11, according to CNN. She was 91.

Born on October 27, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, Dee was known best for her searing portrayal of Ruth Younger both in the original Broadway production ...

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Tony Nominee Maya Angelou, Celebrated Poet & Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Dies at 86

Tony Nominee Maya Angelou, Celebrated Poet & Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Dies at 86

Celebrated American poet and author Maya Angelou passed away on May 28 in her Winston-Salem, North Carolina home. She was 86. The New York Times reports that her death was confirmed by Angelou’s literary agent, Helen Brann.

While Angelou’s most well known work may be I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, her first of seven autobiographies, she ...

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Renowned Director and Actor Nicholas Martin Has Died

Renowned Director and Actor Nicholas Martin Has Died

Distinguished director and actor Nicholas Martin died on April 30 at Beth Israel Hospital after a long illness. The Tony nominee was 75 years old.

Martin’s Broadway directing credits included Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, for which he received a Tony nomination, Present Laughter, Mauritius, Butley, Match, Hedda Gabler and The Rehearsal. He appeared on the Great ...

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Tony-Winning Deaf Actress Phyllis Frelich Dies

Tony-Winning Deaf Actress Phyllis Frelich Dies

Tony winner Phyllis Frelich has died. According to Silentgrapevine.com, the deaf actress, who was born to deaf parents and was the oldest of 9 deaf children, was 70 years old.

Frelich won the 1980 Best Actress Tony for her work in the Tony-winning Children of a Lesser God. Her screen credits include CSI, ER, Diagnosis Murder, Love is Never ...

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Stage and Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Stage and Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney died on April 6 at his home in North Hollywood. According to The New York Times his death was confirmed by his son Michael Joseph Rooney. He was 93.

Two-time Oscar and Emmy winner Rooney made his stage debut as a toddler at 17 months. He eventually made his triumphant Broadway debut at 59 ...

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