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BURTON TAYLOR

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Burton Taylor, 47, a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in the 1970s, died Feb. 13 in White Plains, N.Y., of AIDS. Among the ballets he appeared in were “The Dream, ” “Konservatoriet” and “Pas…

LON S. VARNELL

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Lon S. Varnell, 77, who promoted Bill Cosby, Lawrence Welk, Elvis Presley and Liberace, died Feb. 17 in Nashville of cancer. Varnell, born in Adamsville, Tenn., spent the first half of his career…

BEATRICE DE LEON

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Beatrice de Leon, 90, who with her late husband ran the Q Theater, a London stock operation, for more than 30 years, died Feb. 16 in the London suburb of Kew. Before it closed in the 1950s, the…

DICK McNEELY

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Dick McNeely, 72, publicist and co-founder of Vegas Visitor entertainment weekly, died Feb. 4 in Las Vegas of lung failure. McNeely pulled many publicity stunts throughout his long career in Chicago…

ROY LANHAM

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Roy Lanham, 68, comedian and musician whose voice and guitar playing can be heard on the Roy Rogers & Dale Evans hit “Happy Trails To You,” died Feb. 14 in Camarillo, Calif., of cancer. Lanham joined…

Ed Price

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Ed Price, 56, d.j. and radio newsman for 30 years, died Feb. 2 in Pittsburgh of a heart attack. Price moved to Pittsburgh from Detroit and began his career in that city at WTAE. He later moved to…

William Bryan

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William Wright Bryan, 85, first World War II correspondent to broadcast an eyewitness account of D-Day, died Feb. 13 in Clemson, S.C., of pneumonia. Bryan was managing editor and war correspondent of…

Hugh McPherson

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Hugh McPherson, 77, bandleader, jazz enthusiast and veteran broadcaster, died Feb. 3 in Charleston, W. Va., after a short illness. In his early years, McPherson toured the U.S. with his band in New…

Paul R. Snider

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Paul R. Snider, a radio announcer in Los Angeles for 30 years, died Feb. 8 in Los Angeles after a long illness. Snider, who retired in 1977, began his radio career in 1933 in Kansas City after…

Lillian Peloso

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Lillian Peloso, 72, one of the founders of Women in Show Business (formerly Girls Friday of Show Business), died Jan. 11 in Palm Springs, Calif., of cancer. Peloso worked for more than 30 years as a…

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