Larry Alford Jr. died March 31 in Marianna, Fla. He was 59.
Born in Marianna, Alford taught and directed drama productions at Chipola Junior College before moving to New York.
In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated “Jerry’s Girls,” a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. “Jerry’s Girls” has been produced all over the world, with actresses including Carol Channing, Chita Rivera and Leslie Uggams. Alford also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations including American Express, Fuji, IBM, and Mobil.
He was also involved in benefits for AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.
He is survived by a sister.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.