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Original Mame Star and Tony-Nominated Broadway Actress Jane Connell Dies at 87

Original Mame Star and Tony-Nominated Broadway Actress Jane Connell Dies at 87

Tony nominee Jane Connell, who originated the role of secretary Agnes Gooch in the Broadway musical Mame, passed away on September 22, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 87. 

Connell is best known for her role opposite Angela Lansbury in the original 1966 Broadway production of Mame, which she reprised in the 1974 film adaptation (starring Lucille Ball) and ...

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Stage Great Julie Harris, Winner of Five Tony Awards, Dead at 87

Stage Great Julie Harris, Winner of Five Tony Awards, Dead at 87

Virtuosic acting legend Julie Harris, who won a record-breaking five Tony Awards (in addition to a Special Lifetime Achievement Award), three Emmys and a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Oscar, died at her home in West Chatham, Massachusetts on August 24. The cause was congestive heart failure, according to the Associated Press. She was 87.

Harris’ career spanned ...

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Shirley Herz, Tony-Winning Theatrical Press Agent, Dies at Age 87

Shirley Herz, Tony-Winning Theatrical Press Agent, Dies at Age 87

Shirley Herz, a veteran theater publicist who received an honorary Tony Award in 2009, died on August 11 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The cause was complications from a stroke suffered on July 18. She had recently undergone brain surgery for a blood clot. Herz was 87.

During her almost 65-year theater career, Herz publicized hundreds of Broadway ...

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Eileen Brennan, Oscar-Nominated Original Hello, Dolly! Star, Dies at 80

Eileen Brennan, Oscar-Nominated Original Hello, Dolly! Star, Dies at 80

Eileen Brennan, an enduringly popular character actress who created the role of Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!, died on July 28 at her home in Burbank, CA, of bladder cancer. She was 80 years old.

Daughter of silent film actress Regina Manahan, Verla Eileen Regina Brennan was born in Los Angeles and attended Georgetown University and the American Academy of ...

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Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Late Producer Ashton Springer on July 24

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Late Producer Ashton Springer on July 24

Broadway theaters will dim their lights this week to pay tribute to the passing of producer Ashton Springer, who died on July 15 at the age of 82. Theater marquees will go dark for one minute at 8PM on July 24 in honor of the late producer.

"A producer or co-producer of numerous Broadway shows in the 1970s and early ...

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Tony Nominee and Emmy-Winning Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

Tony Nominee and Emmy-Winning Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

Tony nominee and three-time Emmy winner James Gandolfini, best known for his long run as mobster Tony Soprano on The Sopranos has died, according to The New York Daily News. The actor reportedly suffered a heart attack in Rome. He was 51.

Gandolfini garnered a 2009 Best Actor in Play Tony nomination his performance in Yasmina Reza’s Tony-winning play ...

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All in the Family Star and Broadway Vet Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

All in the Family Star and Broadway Vet Jean Stapleton Dies at 90

Emmy winner and Broadway veteran Jean Stapleton, beloved for her role as Edith Bunker on TV's All in the Family, passed away in New York on June 1. She was 90 years old.

Stapleton won three Emmy Awards for her breakout role as Edith Bunker, the kindhearted foil to husband Archie, played by the late Carroll O'Connor. All ...

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Tony-Nominated Producer Roy Miller Dies at Age 52

Tony-Nominated Producer Roy Miller Dies at Age 52

Three-time Tony-nominated producer Roy Miller, who was most recently represented on Broadway with the holiday hit A Christmas Story, died on April 28, 2013, following a short illness. He was 52 years old.

A New Jersey native, Miller helped revive the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven as Producing Artistic Director from 2010-2011 and then as Artistic Director in 2012. From ...

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Two-Time Tony Nominee Milo O'Shea Dies at Age 86

Two-Time Tony Nominee Milo O'Shea Dies at Age 86

Two-time Tony nominated actor Milo O'Shea passed away on April 2 at the age of 86, according to Variety. O'Shea's death was caused by complications arising from Alzheimer's disease. 

Born on June 2, 1926 in Dublin, O'Shea made his Broadway debut in 1968 in Staircase. His performance as Harry Leeds earned him a Tony nod ...

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Tony Winner Richard Griffiths, Known for Harry Potter and The History Boys, Dead at 65

Tony Winner Richard Griffiths, Known for Harry Potter and The History Boys, Dead at 65

Tony winner Richard Griffiths died following complications after heart surgery, according to London’s Telegraph newspaper. The Olivier Award-winning British actor is best known for playing Harry Potter's nasty Uncle Vernon Dursley in the popular movie franchise and for his role as the lascivious Uncle Monty in the black comedy Withnail and I. He was 65.

Griffiths won the ...

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