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Dean Jones, Original Bobby in Company & The Love Bug Star, Dies at 84

Dean Jones, Original Bobby in Company & The Love Bug Star, Dies at 84

Dean Jones, a Broadway alum who created the role of Bobby in Company, died on September 1, Variety reports. His death at his Los Angeles home, following copmlications from Parkinson’s disease, was confirmed by Richard Hoffmann. Jones was 84.

Jones was born on January 25, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama to Andrew and Nolia Jones. Following his service in the navy ...

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Stage & Screen Alum Joshua Park, Broadway's Tom Sawyer, Dies at 38

Stage & Screen Alum Joshua Park, Broadway's Tom Sawyer, Dies at 38

Joshua Park, a stage and screen alum who starred in the title role of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on Broadway, has died following a brief illness. He was 38 years old.

Soon after graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts, Park made his Broadway debut in 2001 in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It was the first Great ...

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Les Miserables' Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the First African-American to Play Jean Valjean on Broadway, Dead at 21

Les Miserables' Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the First African-American to Play Jean Valjean on Broadway, Dead at 21

Broadway.com has confirmed that Les Miserables cast member Kyle Jean-Baptiste died in the early hours of August 29 after accidentally falling from a fire escape. He was making his Great White Way debut in the production and was just 21 years old.

Baptiste made history this summer when he became the youngest person ever on Broadway to play the ...

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Original Sound of Music & Legendary Fiddler on the Roof Star Theodore Bikel Dead at 91

Original Sound of Music & Legendary Fiddler on the Roof Star Theodore Bikel Dead at 91

Oscar and two-time Tony nominee Theodore Bikel, who created the role of Captain Georg Von Trapp in the original production of The Sound of Music on Broadway and played Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof more than 2,000 times, died aged 91 on July 21. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bikel passed away of natural causes at UCLA Medical ...

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Tony & Olivier Winner Roger Rees, Who Last Appeared on Broadway in The Visit, Dead at 71

Tony & Olivier Winner Roger Rees, Who Last Appeared on Broadway in The Visit, Dead at 71

Tony and Olivier winner Roger Rees has died at the age of 71. His death was confirmed by his spokesperson Rick Miramontez, who said that he had passed away tonight at his home in New York City, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his husband, the playwright Rick Elice, and family. The stage and screen actor recently appeared ...

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Julie Wilson, Tony Nominee and Cabaret Legend, Dead at 90

Julie Wilson, Tony Nominee and Cabaret Legend, Dead at 90

Julie Wilson, a Tony-nominated musical theater performer known for her celebrated career on the cabaret stage, died on Sunday, April 5, reports Deadline. Her death was confirmed by fellow lounge performer Ann Hampton Callaway, a longtime friend and protégé. Wilson was 90 years old; no official cause of death was detailed in the announcement.

Wilson was born on October 21 ...

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Three-Time Tony Winner Gene Saks Dead at 93

Three-Time Tony Winner Gene Saks Dead at 93

Three-time Tony winner Gene Saks, the actor-turned-director perhaps best known for his work with Neil Simon, died on March 28 in East Hampton, N.Y. According to The New York Times, his wife, Keren, said the cause of death was pneumonia. He was 93.

Saks was born Jean Michael Saks in Manhattan on November 8, 1921 and grew up in ...

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Edward Herrmann, Beloved Tony and Emmy Award Winner, Dead at 71

Edward Herrmann, Beloved Tony and Emmy Award Winner, Dead at 71

Tony and Emmy Award winner Edward Herrmann, known for his performance as the patriarchal Richard Gilmore on the TV series Gilmore Girls, died on December 31 following a battle with brain cancer. His death was confirmed to The Huffington Post by his manager. He was 71.

Born on July 21, 1943 in Washington, D.C., Herrmann studied acting at the ...

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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 ...

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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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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 College ...

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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 was also ...

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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 White ...

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