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Helen Tucker Gershenson

Helen Tucker Gershenson, a former Broadway actress and widow of longtime Universal Pictures music director Joseph Gershenson, died April 26 at her North Hollywood home of natural causes. She was 91.

Born in Cleveland, she attended Ohio State U. Her acting career began at the Cleveland Playhouse, and she later toured extensively in summer stock productions.

She also appeared with the Clemant-Walsh Players and Walker Whitside Touring Co., where she essayed roles in such plays as “White Cargo,” “Rain” and “Chinese Bungalow.”

Broadway credits included “Pearl of Great Price,” “High in Spirit,” “Gay Paree” and “Social Register,” all for the Shubert Bros. at the Wintergarden Theatre in New York.

Gershenson is survived by a daughter, a son, personal manager David Gershenson, a sister, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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