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Elaine Sulka

Actress Elaine Sulka, co-founder of the National Shakespeare Company, died of a heart attack Dec. 24 at her home in New York. She was 61.

Sulka’s many theater credits include the title role in “Medea” at Circle in the Square in 1972, Olivia in “Twelfth Night” at the San Diego Shakespeare Festival in 1963 and Goneril in “King Lear” at the American Shakespeare Festival in 1964.

More recently, she was touring her one-woman shows, “Woman in Love” and “Mothers.”

She is the co-founder of the National Shakespeare Company and New York’s Cubiculo Theater with the late Philip Meister.

She is survived by her daughter and two sisters.

A memorial will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Cubiculo Theater, 414 W. 51st St., New York.

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