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Donald Joslyn

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Donald Joslyn, Broadway company manager and house manager for Jujamcyn Theaters, died Jan. 1 in New York of acute liver failure. He was 50. Joslyn served as company manager on numerous Broadway…

David Barison

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David Barison, an agent with New York-based Lionel Lamer Ltd. in New York, died Jan. 1 of complications from AIDS at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. He was 30. After graduating from Skidmore…

Louis Gaste

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Louis Gaste, the French composer whose song was plagiarized into the English-language hit “Feelings,” died Jan. 8 of cancer in Paris. He was 88. He co-wrote “Pour Toi (For You)” with his wife…

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Geoffrey Barr

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Geoffrey Barr, a personal manager who worked for numerous television talents, died of cancer on Jan. 4 in Beverly Hills. He was 70. After serving in World War II and studying drama at Northwestern…

Lilia Skala

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Lilia Skala, actress best known for her role in “Lilies of the Field,” died Dec. 18 at her home in Bay Shore, N.Y. Her family said she was in her 90s. Her portrayal of the stubborn Mother Superior in…

Nancy Kelly

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Actress Nancy Kelly, who received an Oscar nomination for her starring role in the film, “The Bad Seed,” died Jan. 2 from apparent complications from diabetes in Bel Air, Calif. She was 73. Kelly’s…

David Silber

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David Silber, a Broadway actor and son of Boston U. president John Silber, died Dec. 29 of AIDS complications. He was 41. Silber appeared on Broadway with Rex Harrison, Claudette Colbert and Lynn…

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,”…

Dorothy Granger

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Dorothy Granger, a screen and television actress, died Jan. 4 of cancer at her home in Los Angeles. She was 83. Born into a Ohio vaudeville family, she won a beauty contest in Texas when she was 13…

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