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Carol Dempster

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Carol Dempster, 89, who starred in a number of D.W. Griffith’s films, died Feb. 1 in La Jolla, Calif., after a long illness. Born in Duluth, Minn., Dempster began her career as a dancer. She studied…

Jackie Dashiell

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Jackie Dashiell, 60, women’s editor from 1968 to 1976 of the L.A. Herald Examiner and that paper’s public affairs editor until 1978, died Feb. 21 of a stroke. Before joining the Hearst Corp., she was…

Jean Rogers

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Jean Rogers, 74, actress who played the heroine of two “Flash Gordon” adventures and other serial films, died Feb. 24 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., following surgery. Born Eleanor Lovegren in Belmont…

SHERMAN KUNKEL

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Sherman Lebrun Kunkel, 71, longtime tv cinematographer and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, died Feb. 10 in Reno, Nev., following a heart attack. A Los Angeles native, Kunkel…

PEARL DANIELS

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Pearl Daniels, 84, who helped run a national entertainment booking agency for over 40 years, died Feb. 10 in Seattle of heart failure. Born Adeline Pearl Klenman in Saskatchewan, she grew up in…

TEX JACKSON

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John W. (Tex) Jackson, 77, former president of Motion Picture Studio Grips, Local 80, Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, died Feb. 3 in Los Angeles of emphysema. Jackson was a freelance…

LUIS ESCOBAR

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Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick, fourth Marquis of Marismas del Guadalquivir, 78, Spanish actor, writer and legit director, died Feb. 15 in Madrid. Escobar was acting in a film at the time of his death…

JIMMY BURNS

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Jimmy Burns, 90, member of the vaudeville dance trio the Burns Twins & Evelyn, died Feb. 10 in Kansas City. He and his wife, Evelyn, and his brother, Edward, formed the tap trio in the 1930s. Edward…

LINDA MARMELSTEIN

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Linda Marmelstein, 55, exec in charge of production at Daniel Wilson Prods., died Feb. 18 in New York of cancer. She produced the six-hour miniseries “Hemingway,” among other programs. After serving…

MARGOT FONTEYN

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Dame Margot Fonteyn, 71, prima ballerina for 45 years, died Feb. 21 in Panama City of cancer. The legendary ballerina, who prompted 48 curtain calls for her “Sleeping Beauty” in New York in 1949…

JUNE LaVERE

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June LaVere, 87, a longtime actress and extra, died Feb. 7 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of heart problems. LaVere, whose legal name was Gladys Fry, spent 49 years in the industry, beginning in 1916 at…

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