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Paul Monette

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Paul Monette, television writer and award-winning novelist who is best known for his personal chronicling of AIDS, died Feb. 10 in Los Angeles of complications from the disease he wrote about with…

Chris Harris

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Veteran TV newsman Chris Harris, a senior correspondent and former anchor for Fox-owned KTTV, died of an apparent heart attack Dec. 29 at his Newbury Park, Calif., home. He was 51. Harris, who had a…

David Wayne

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David Wayne, versatile actor who won Tony awards for his work in “Finian’s Rainbow” and “Teahouse of the August Moon,” died Feb. 9 in Los Angeles following a long bout with lung cancer. He was 81…

John Smith

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John Smith, who changed his name from Robert Earl Van Orden as a joke, then gained starring roles in the TV Westerns “Laramie” and “Cimarron City,” died at his L.A. home Jan. 25 of what was probably…

Mo Wax

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Mo Wax, editor and publisher of industry trade magazine Film Bulletin, died Jan. 21 at a nursing home in Philadelphia. He was 86. With the growth of exhibition chains in the late 1960s, the…

Julian Belfrage

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Theatrical agent Julian Belfrage, who represented such actors as Daniel Day-Lewis, John Hurt and Judi Dench, died Dee. 28 of cancer in London. He was 60. Belfrage was known for his fierce loyalty to…

Marcello Palisano

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Marcello Palmisano, a news service cameraman for Italo pubcaster RAI for 23 years, was killed Feb. 9 by gunfire and a grenade blast while covering the Somalian conflict in Mogadishu. He was 55…

Joseph Holland

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Joseph Holland, a distinguished stage actor, died in Santa Fe, N.M., Dec. 28 of heart failure. He was 84. Holland graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in 1934. During a long…

Robert Totten

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Robert Totten, a director, writer and actor, died Jan. 27 of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. He was 57. Totten was a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of…

Gregory Alan Smith

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Gregory Alan Smith, president and managing director of Music Theater Intl., the dramatic performing rights agency founded by Frank Loesser, died Jan. 28 in New York of cancer. He was 48. A native of…

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