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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”…

‘State Fair’ Sets Cast


John Davidson, Kathryn Crosby, Donna McKechnie and Andrea McArdle will star in the Theater Guild’s stage version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “State Fair.” A pre-Broadway tour is slated to begin this…

Future Star?


Remember the name Luke Tarsitano. Since becoming a favorite of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, he has been wooed by the major agencies. Following meetings with each, he decided to sign with…

Frank Thring Jr.


Veteran actor Frank Thring Jr. died of cancer Dec. 29 in Melbourne, Australia. He was 68. Scion of a famous Aussie showbiz family, the actor had a public persona of flamboyance, wit and high-camp…

Bruce In Small Doses


While actors like Marlon Brando can make millions of bucks doing cameos or supporting roles in movies, Bruce Willis winds up losing money. Willis, who got an estimated $15 million for “Die Hard With…

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