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Moris Ergas

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Greek-born producer Moris Ergas, who was active in the Italian film industry throughout the 1950s and ’60s, died Feb. 8 in Rome after a long illness. He was 72. Ergas left his hometown of…

Vladislav Listyev

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Vladislav Listyev, one of the most popular faces on Russian TV was assassinated March 1 in Moscow. Born in 1956, Listyev studied at Moscow University’s School of Journalism after service in the army…

Lewis Meltzer

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Screenwriter Lewis Meltzer, whose 30-year career included work on “Golden Boy” and “The Man With the Golden Arm,” died Feb. 23 of pneumonia at his home in Albuquerque. He was 84. Meltzer was born in…

Bob Randall

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Bob Randall, a prolific writer for stage and television whose successes included the Broadway play “6 Rms Riv Vu” and the TV series “Kate & Allie,” died Feb. 11 at his home in New Milford, Conn., of…

Jack Clayton

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Jack Clayton, director of such classic ’60s British dramas as “Room at the Top” and “The Pumpkin Eater,” died Feb 25 at a hospital in Slough, Berkshire, England, following a short illness. He was 73…

Earl Blackwell

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Earl Blackwell, founder of Celebrity Service, which has tracked the comings and goings of celebrities since 1939, died March 1 at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City of Parkinson’s…

Art Taylor

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Jazz drummer Art Taylor, whose crisp, hard-driving work is heard on classic recordings by John Coltrane, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, died Feb. 6. He was 65. Cause of death was not known. Besides…

Calder Willingham

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Writer Calder Willingham, who as a younger man enjoyed a rich literary career and went on to script some of Hollywood’s best-known films, including Oscar-nominated “The Graduate,” died Feb. 19 of…

John Howard

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Actor John Howard, who had roles in classics like “Lost Horizon” and “The Philadelphia Story,” died of heart failure Feb. 19 at his home in Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 82. Howard, with aspirations of…

Jeff Tornberg

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Jeff Tornberg, film exec and independent producer, died Dec. 21 in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was 43. During his tenure with the Robert Stigwood Organization in the 1970s, Tornberg…

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