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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…

Francis Lopez

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French composer Francis Lopez, who wrote songs for Maurice Chevalier and Josephine Baker as well as operettas, died Jan. 12 of a heart attack in Paris. He was 78. Lopez was a dentist until World War…

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…

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…

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