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Richard A. Moore

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Richard A. Moore, a broadcast and cable industry executive who was an aide to President Richard Nixon and was a former ambassador to Ireland, died Jan. 27 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 81…

Doug McClure

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Actor Doug McClure, star of such TV Westerns as “The Virginian” and “The Men From Shiloh,” died Feb. 5 of cancer at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. His death surprised friends who thought the actor…

Abel Santa Cruz

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Abel Santa Cruz, leading Argentine playwright who penned 84 films, 60 plays and hundreds of radio and TV scripts, died Feb. 4 in Buenos Aires of complications from leukemia. He was 79. Born and…

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…

George Abbott

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George Abbott, 107, the quick-pacing perfectionist whose career as actor, author, director and producer of Broadway shows and movies spanned nine decades and who, with collaborators ranging from…

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…

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