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Kathleen Tynan

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Kathleen Tynan, who gained widespread acclaim for a biography of her late husband, drama critic Kenneth Tynan, died Jan. 10 of cancer. She was 57. Her husband, who died in 1980, was London’s most…

Frances E. Williams

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Frances E. Williams, an actress and producer who championed black theater in Los Angeles for more than 70 years, died Jan. 2 in L.A. of complications from a stroke suffered in September. She was 89…

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Slavic Unity

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There’s something particularly stirring about a play reaching an audience in symbiotic empathy – which was exactly the case last month at a Saturday matinee of Tony Kushner’s “Slavs!” at the…

Mavens On The Move

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Turner Intl. has appointed French TV producer CLAIRE DIXSAUT director of programs at its Paris-based subsidiary Turner Prods. S.A., in a move which consolidates the company’s push into European…

Robert Emhardt

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Robert Emhardt, a portly actor who appeared on Broadway and in several television shows, died Dec. 26 at his home in Ojai, Calif. He was 80. Emhardt studied acting at England’s Royal Academy of…

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