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Celebrity Deaths in Theater

  • Maya Plisetskaya, 89 (1925 - 2015)

    Maya Plisetskaya

    The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Maya Plisetskaya, regarded as one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and whose career at the Bolshoi Theater spanned more than 35 years, has died at age 89.Bolshoi director Vladimir Urin told the state news agency Tass that Plisetskaya died in Germany of a heart attack on Saturday.President Vladimir Putin issued a message of condolence and tributes...

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  • Julie Wilson, 91 (1924 - 2015)

    Julie Wilson

    By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Wilson, a musical theater actress and cabaret star who earned a Tony Award nomination and was cheered for her ability to harness the songs of Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, has died. She was 90. Christopher Denny, Wilson's friend, said she died Sunday in New York after having suffered two strokes over the last several days. ...

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  • Gene Saks, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Gene Saks

    By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93. Saks, who won three Tony Awards for his direction, died from pneumonia Saturday at his East Hampton home in...

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  • Mary Healy, 96 (1918 - 2015)

    Mary  Healy

    By LYNN ELBER, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.Healy had been in declining health and died of natural causes, her daughter, actress Cathy Lind Hayes, said Thursday. Hayes was with her when she...

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  • Don Harron, 90 (1924 - 2015)

    Don Harron

    The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, died Saturday. He was 90.Harron's eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment...

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