Raymond Allen, a director of the Light Opera of Manhattan who performed in many of its productions, died Saturday of cancer. He was 72.
Allen played leading roles in many of the group’s Gilbert & Sullivan productions, including “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Mikado,” and collaborated with Todd Ellison on the music and lyrics for the company’s staging of “Give My Regards to Broadway.”
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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Walter Havighurst, an English professor who wrote a book that served as the basis for the Broadway musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” died Feb. 3. He was 92.
Havighurst, a professor for 41 years at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, wrote, edited and collaborated on more than 20 books, including “Pier 17,””Ohio: A Bicentennial History” and “Annie Oakley of the Wild West,” the basis for the musical.
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Michael Travis, a coordinator in the Media Services division of the American Film Institute, died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in North Hollywood on Jan. 25. He was 52.
Travis, who had been employed by the institute for 16 years, also worked as a character actor.
Survivors include his wife and a daughter.
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Bonnie Weeks, who worked as a casting director, agent and legit producer, died of natural causes in Houston on Jan. 28. She was 42.
As a casting director, Weeks’ credits included “Silkwood” and “The Carol Burnett Show.” She also worked as an agent for the Gersh Agency.
Weeks relocated to Houston several years ago where she taught acting and casting part-time at Rice University.
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Bob Miller, saxophonist who played in bands on the East Coast, died of cancer Jan. 6. He was 79.
In the early ’50s, he was a member of the Hugo Pedell Sextet with Fred Jagels , Charlie Blake, Charles McCarty and Manny Ricardel.
Miller later led orchestras for Pedell at clubs throughout the Hamptons.
Survivors include a stepdaughter and his longtime companion, Marion Ullrich.