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Lee Savin

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Lee Savin, a prominent producer and industry attorney, died at home Jan. 20 in Laguna Niguel, Calif., of a brain tumor. He was 77. Savin enjoyed a long career in New York and Los Angeles after his…

Alex Colon

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Versatile actor Alex Colon died in Los Angeles on Jan. 6 after an extended illness. He was 53. Born in Puerto Rico, Colon moved to New York and made his stage debut in 1970 as the impudent delivery…

Charles Tranum

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Charles B. Tranum, a leading talent agent for TV commercials, died of cancer Dec. 7 at his home in New York City. He was 78. Tranum was chief announcer at the Dumont Television Network in the late…

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Harry Tobias

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Famed lyricist Harry Tobias, a member of the songwriting family known as the Royal Family of Tin Pan Alley, died in St. Louis of natural causes on Dec. 15. He was 99. Tobias was regarded as one of…

William Lieberson

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Will Lieberson, a director and playwright, died of a heart ailment on Jan. 14 in Manhattan. He was 79. In 1975, Lieberson founded the Quaigh Theater in New York and served as its artistic director…

Larry Sloan

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Larry Sloan, an influential figure in the development of Chicago’s busy off-Loop theater industry, died Jan. 18 in Chicago of complications from AIDS. He was 35. For a total of seven years, during…

Mark Finch

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San Francisco Intl. Lesbian & Gay Film Festival exhibitions director Mark Finch was presumed dead following an apparent suicide leap from the Golden Gate Bridge on Jan. 14. A briefcase was left…

Lee Chia

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Lee Chia, a key figure in early Taiwanese cinema of the ’50s and ’60s, died in mid-January in Taipei. He was 71. Born in Fujian province, China, where he started as a reporter and editor, Lee moved…

Kay Brown Barrett

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Kay Brown Barrett, the powerful talent scout and agent who discovered and secured the film rights to “Gone With the Wind,” died Jan. 18 from a stroke she suffered at a retirement home in Highstown…

David Garfield

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Film editor David Garfield, son of actor John Garfield, died Nov. 24 of a heart attack. He was 51. A longtime member of IATSE local 776, Garfield worked on a number of films, including “Scorchers,”…

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