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Stage and Screen Star John Pinette Dies at 50

Stage and Screen Star John Pinette Dies at 50

Stage and screen star John Pinette was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room April 5. According to The Hollywood Reporter,  he died of natural causes.

Pinette starred as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway and on tour. He was a funnyman known for joking about his size: "My cholesterol count has a comma!” Pinette was named Stand-Up Comedian of ...

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Stage & Screen Star James Rebhorn Dies at 65, Pens Touching Own Obituary

Stage & Screen Star James Rebhorn Dies at 65, Pens Touching Own Obituary

Stage and screen star James Rebhorn died March 21 at his home in South Orange, N.J. According to The New York Times the cause of death was melanoma. He was 65.

Homeland star Rebhorn was most recently seen on stage last year in Roundabout’s Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. His notable Broadway credits included Prelude to a ...

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Mitch Leigh, Tony-Winning Composer of Man of La Mancha, Dies

Mitch Leigh, Tony-Winning Composer of Man of La Mancha, Dies

Mitch Leigh, the Tony-winning composer of Man of La Mancha, died in Manhatan on March 16, according to The New York Times. The former commercial jingle writer, who penned the iconic song, "The Impossible Dream,” was 86.

Born Irwin Michnick in Brooklyn on January 30, 1928, Leigh graduated from Yale University in 1951 with a B.A. in music. He ...

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TV Pioneer and Broadway Vet Sid Caesar Dies at Age 91

TV Pioneer and Broadway Vet Sid Caesar Dies at Age 91

Screen icon and Tony nominee Sid Caesar has died aged 91 years old. According to the L.A. Times, the Yonkers New York-born comedian passed away at his home in Beverly Hills after a brief illness.

Caesar was best known for his pioneering TV work on the weekly live comedy program Your Show of Shows, which began in 1950 and ...

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Academy Award Winner and Three-Time Tony Award Nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

Academy Award Winner and Three-Time Tony Award Nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

Academy Award winner and three-time Tony Award nominee Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment on February 2. According to The New York Times, the cause of death was an apparent drug overdose. He was 46 years old.

Hoffman was last seen on Broadway in 2012 playing Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, a ...

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Broadway and TV Actor Christopher Evan Welch Dies in Los Angeles

Broadway and TV Actor Christopher Evan Welch Dies in Los Angeles

Christopher Evan Welch, an actor known for sly comic performances as well as Shakespearean roles, died on December 2 at a Los Angeles hospital. He had been shooting Mike Judge's upcoming HBO series Silicon Valley. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer. 

Welch most recently appeared on the New York stage opposite Edie Falco in Manhattan Theatre Club's ...

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Former Broadway.com Creative Director Jeremy Yuricek Dies at 35

Former Broadway.com Creative Director Jeremy Yuricek Dies at 35

Jeremy Yuricek, one of the creative forces who launched and shaped Broadway.com, died on November 5 after a brief hospital stay. He was 35.

Yuricek joined the Broadway.com team in 2000, shortly after graduating from Florida Atlantic University, first working as a designer in the company’s Boca Raton office. He eventually moved to New York City to ...

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Paul Rogers, Tony-Winning Star of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, Dies at 96

Paul Rogers, Tony-Winning Star of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, Dies at 96

British classical actor Paul Rogers, who won a 1967 Best Actor Tony Award for Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming, died in London on October 6, according to The New York Times. He was 96.

After serving in the Royal Navy in World War II, Rogers worked his way through the plays of Shakespeare as a member of the Old Vic ...

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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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