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ACTING QUICK TO MAKE MICK PIC

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Yankee great Mickey Mantle's health has been rapidly deteriorating after a liver transplant and the recent emergence of lung cancer. Several producers are racing the clock to make a deal with Mantle…

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A global adventurer

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British actor Mark Rylance will become the first artistic director of the rebuilt Globe Theater come January and will launch a four-play summer season at Shakespeare's famous “Wooden O” by the Thames…

RICHARD THOMAS

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Richard Thomas, of Natick, Mass., a former public TV executive, died July 27 in Boston of complications following surgery for chronic, degenerative arthritis. Thomas, who spent 30 of his 46 years in…

DORIS SHARP SMITH

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Doris Sharp Smith, 86, died July 27 in Windermere, Fla. Smith, a native of England and longtime New York City resident, was a singer best known for having founded the Radio Registry of New York and…

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MAVENS ON THE MOVE

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NINA JACOBSON has ankled her post as senior VP of production for Universal Pictures and is expected to move to DreamWorks as a senior production executive. It has been widely known for the past…

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