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Dick Winslow

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Dick Winslow, 75, veteran character actor and musician, died Feb. 7 in Los Angeles of complications from diabetes. Born in Jennings, La., Winslow began his film career at age 7. He appeared in “Tom…

Walter Hurst

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Walter Hurst, 60, attorney and publisher of over two dozen law and reference books covering the arts and entertainment, died Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, of cancer. Specializing in copyright and trademark…

Ruth Morley

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Ruth Morley, 65, costume designer who worked in theater and films, died Feb. 12 in New York of breast cancer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for “The Miracle Worker,” and her costumes for…

L. Larry Lazarus

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L. Larry Lazarus, 82, a 30-year CBS veteran in NEW YORK and Los Angeles who later was controller at 20th Century Fox Television, died last week in Los Angeles from complications of chronic hepatitis…

Eddie Bartell

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Eddie Bartell, 83, vaudvillian, died Feb. 13 in Los Angeles of an aneurysm. He had been in declining health since undergoing heart surgery two years ago. Born in Brooklyn in 1907, Bartell found fame…

Nancy Kulp

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Nancy Kulp, 69, best known for her role as secretary Jane Hathaway on CBS’ “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died Feb. 3 in Palm Desert, Calif., of cancer. Kulp graduated with a journalism degree from…

Dean Jagger

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Dean Jagger, 87, dependable character actor who won an Oscar for his 1949 film” Twelve O’Clock High,” died Feb. 5 in Los Angeles. His wife, Etta, said he had been recovering from a bout with the flu…

Pete Axthelm

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Pete Axthelm, 47, a football commentator for ESPN and sports reporter for magazines, died Feb. 2 in Pittsburgh of liver failure. He was awaiting a liver transplant. Axthelm, who joined ESPN in 1987…

Carroll Carroll

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Carroll Carroll, 88, veteran VARIETY columnist and the writer credited with creating Bing Crosby’s radio persona, died Feb. 5 in Los Angeles of heart failure. Carroll wrote a humorous critique of…

Sydney Piddington

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Sydney Piddington, 73, mental telepathist, died Jan. 29 in Sydney of cancer. I With his wife, Lesley, and partner, author Russell Braddon, the Australian-born Piddington parlayed his thought-reading…

Evelyn Barnes Peirce

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Evelyn Barnes Peirce, 83, casting director of the J. Walter Thompson Co. for more than 20 years, died Jan. 24 in Bloomfield, Conn., of a heart attack. In recent years she taught acting at the New…

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