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Mike Nichols, Beloved and EGOT-Winning Director of Stage & Screen, Dies at 83

Mike Nichols, Beloved and EGOT-Winning Director of Stage & Screen, Dies at 83

Celebrated director of stage and screen Mike Nichols died on Wednesday, November 19. His death was announced in a statement by James Goldston, President of ABC News. The Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner was 83 years old.

Nichols, born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky on November 6, 1931, moved to the United States from Germany at the age of seven with ...

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Jerry Tallmer, Theater Critic and Off-Broadway's Obie Awards Pioneer, Dies at 95

Jerry Tallmer, Theater Critic and Off-Broadway's Obie Awards Pioneer, Dies at 95

Jerry Tallmer, the theater critic who, in his early career at The Village Voice founded the Obie Awards, died at the age of 95 on November 9. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his daughter, Abby Tallmer.

Born on December 9, 1920 in Manhattan, Tallmer enlisted in the Army Air Forces following the attacks on Pearl ...

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Two-Time Tony-Winning Choreographer & Performer Donald Saddler Dies at 96

Two-Time Tony-Winning Choreographer & Performer Donald Saddler Dies at 96

Tony-winning choreographer and performer Donald Saddler died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey on November 1. He was 96 years old. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by Kate Irving, a family friend.

Born on January 24, 1918 in Van Nuys, California, Saddler, the youngest of 12 children, began dancing to regain strength while ...

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Tony-Winning Stage Great, World Record Holder and Beloved Educator Marian Seldes Dies at 86

Tony-Winning Stage Great, World Record Holder and Beloved Educator Marian Seldes Dies at 86

Tony winner, world record holder and beloved Juilliard educator Marian Seldes died on October 6. Her brother, Timothy Seldes, said in a statement, “It is with deep sadness that I share the news that my dear sister Marian Seldes has died. She was an extraordinary woman whose great love of the theater, teaching and acting was surpassed only by her ...

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Geoffrey Holder, Choreographer & Tony-Winning Director & Costume Designer Behind The Wiz, Dead at 84

Geoffrey Holder, Choreographer & Tony-Winning Director & Costume Designer Behind The Wiz, Dead at 84

Broadway performer, director, dancer, choreographer and costume designer Geoffrey Holder died at the age of 84 on October 5. His death, a result of complications from pneumonia, was confirmed to The New York Times by Charles M. Mirotznik, a family spokesman.

Born on August 1, 1930 in Trinidad and Tobago, Holder grew up with three siblings. His oldest brother, Arthur ...

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Hit-Making Jersey Boy Bob Crewe Dead at 83

Hit-Making Jersey Boy Bob Crewe Dead at 83

Music legend Bob Crewe, whose work can be heard in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys, died on September 11, 2014, according to Frontiers LA. He was 83 years old.

Crewe was born on November 12, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey and despite a natural talent for music, he initially attended Parsons School of Design in New York. Throughout his music ...

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Comedy Icon, Tony Nominee & Broadway Cheerleader Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Comedy Icon, Tony Nominee & Broadway Cheerleader Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Legendary comedian and Tony nominee Joan Rivers died on September 4, following surgery complications, according to Reuters. As previously reported, Rivers stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy on the Upper East Side and was rushed to the Mt. Sinai Hospital. She was 81 years old.

Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn in 1933, Rivers graduated from ...

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Oscar Winner and Broadway Alum Robin Williams Dead at 63

Oscar Winner and Broadway Alum Robin Williams Dead at 63

Oscar winner and Broadway alum Robin Williams died on August 11 at his home in Northern California. His death was confirmed to CNN by his publicist, Mara Buxbaum. Coroner investigators suspect the cause of death to be “a suicide due to asphyxia.” He was 63.

“He has been battling severe depression of late,” Buxbaum said in a statement. “This is ...

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Tony Nominee & Emmy-Winning Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dead at 72

Tony Nominee & Emmy-Winning Soap Opera Star Charles Keating Dead at 72

Broadway veteran and Emmy winner Charles Keating died at his Connecticut home on August 8. The cause of death was cancer, his son Sean confirmed to The Los Angeles Times. He was 72.

Born on October 22, 1941 in London, Keating moved to Canada with his parents as a teenager. After appearing in regional productions in Canada and the U ...

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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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