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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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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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