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David Eric

David Eric, a stage actor and council member for the Actor’s Equity Assn., died Dec. 14 in Los Angeles of a brain tumor. He was 50.

The New York-born Eric was a professional actor for more than 40 years, with a resume that included Broadway productions of “Sunset Boulevard,” “Yentl” and “Shenandoah.”

His Off Broadway credits spanned some 50 shows, including “From the Top,” “Candide” and a national production of “Showboat.” His final role was in the 1998 revival of “Dames at Sea,” for which he won a Garland Award.

Eric’s TV credits included a recurring role on “Goodnight Beantown” and guest spots on “Murphy Brown,” “Simon and Simon” and “Newhart.”

He is survived by his fiancee, Ellen Harvey; his two daughters, Arana and Rachel; a brother; and his parents.

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