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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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One Day at a Time Star and Tony-Nominated Actress Bonnie Franklin Dead at Age 69

One Day at a Time Star and Tony-Nominated Actress Bonnie Franklin Dead at Age 69

Tony-nominated actress Bonnie Franklin passed away on March 1 at the age of 69, according to the Los Angeles Times. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer.

Franklin earned a Best Featured Actress Tony nomination for playing Bonnie in Applause, the 1970 musical adaptation of All About Eve. After starring in the tuner, legendary TV producer Norman Lear tapped Franklin ...

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The Phantom of the Opera Alum Kevin Gray Dies Suddenly at Age 55

The Phantom of the Opera Alum Kevin Gray Dies Suddenly at Age 55

Popular Broadway performer Kevin Gray, who starred on Broadway in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on February 11 in Hartford, Connecticut. Several obits listed his age at 55, but according to one bio, he would have celebrated his 55th birthday on February 25.

Gray first played Raoul in the ...

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Sophiya Haque, Who Had Been Appearing in the West End's Privates on Parade, Dies at Age 41

Sophiya Haque, Who Had Been Appearing in the West End's Privates on Parade, Dies at Age 41

Actress Sophiya Haque, who had been appearing in Michael Grandage's West End production of Privates on Parade, died on January 16 at age 41. The cause was cancer.

Haque left Privates on Parade shortly before Christmas. Her other stage credits included Bombay Dreams, Wah Wah Girls, Britain's Got Bhangra, The Vagina Monologues and The Far Pavilions.

Haque began ...

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Tony-Winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Star Charles Durning Dead at 89

Tony-Winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Star Charles Durning Dead at 89

Tony winner Charles Durning died at the age of 89 on December 24 of natural causes in Manhattan, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Born on February 28, 1923 in Highland Falls, New York, Durning made his Broadway debut as an understudy in 1964's Poor Bitos. During his career he appeard in the original Broadway production of That Championship ...

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The Odd Couple Star and Gypsy Tony Nominee Jack Klugman Dead at 90

The Odd Couple Star and Gypsy Tony Nominee Jack Klugman Dead at 90

Famed actor Jack Klugman died at the age of 90 on December 24 at his home in Woodland Hills, California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Born on April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Klugman was perhaps best known for his Emmy-winning turn as Oscar Madison on the hit TV series The Odd Couple. Klugman took over the role in the ...

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Oscar and Tony-Winning Producer Martin Richards Dies at Age 80

Oscar and Tony-Winning Producer Martin Richards Dies at Age 80

Martin Richards, a colorful Oscar and Tony-winning producer whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, died at his home in New York City on November 26 after a long illness, a family spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com. He was 80. 

Richards’ productions of Sweeney Todd, La Cage aux Folles and The Will Rogers Follies won Tonys for Best Musical, and he ...

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Promises, Promises Lyricist Hal David Dies at Age 91

Promises, Promises Lyricist Hal David Dies at Age 91

Hal David, lyricist of the Broadway musical Promises, Promises and dozens of pop hits in partnership with composer Burt Bacharach, died in Los Angeles on September 1 after suffering a stroke. He was 91.

David collaborated with Bacharach and librettist Neil Simon on Promises, Promises, a musical adaptation of The Apartment, which opened on Broadway in 1968 and spawned hits ...

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Comedian and Broadway Dolly Phyllis Diller Dies at Age 95

Comedian and Broadway Dolly Phyllis Diller Dies at Age 95

Pioneering stand-up comedian and comic actress Phyllis Diller died on August 20 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 95 and had been in declining health after a fall.

Diller’s varied credits included a 1969 stint in the title role of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway, following Pearl Bailey and preceding the show’s final leading lady, Ethel Merman ...

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