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Irene Elaine Ferrari


Irene Elaine Ferrari, a Broadway wardrobe supervisor and film costumer, died Dec. 13 in New York after a long illness. She was 42. Ferrari, a native of Novato, Calif, moved to New York in 1979 and…

Christopher Gerard


Christopher Gerard, a former talent agent, playwright and producer, died Dec. 27 of complications from AIDS at his home in New York. He had turned 50 on Christmas Day. Gerard began his career with…

Rufina Nifontova


Rufina Nifontova, a Russian stage and screen actress and National Artist, died Nov. 28 of a heart attack in Moscow. She was 63. Born into a working-class family in a small village outside Moscow, she…

Tino Carraro


Tino Carraro, one of Italy’s most acclaimed legit actors and a fixture at the renowned Piccolo Teatro, died Jan. 12 of cardiac arrest in a hospital near his home in Milan. He was 84. Born in Milan in…

Andy Albin


Veteran actor Andy Albin, whose long career started on the vaudeville stage and led him to work with Hollywood legends such as Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock, died Dec. 27 after a long illness. He…

Francis Lopez


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


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


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


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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