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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…

Darrell Barnett

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Darrell Barnett, 41, a dancer, died Jan. 16 in New York of liver cancer. Barnett moved to New York to take a full scholarship at the Martha Graham School. He went on to perform with the modern dance…

Nita Krebs

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Nita Krebs, 85, one of three pink-tutued “Lullabye League” Munchkins who greeted Dorothy in “The Wizard Of Oz,” died Jan. 18 in Sarasota, Fla., of an apparent heart attack. Standing 3 feet 8 inches…

Robert Edgell

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Robert Edgell, 68, retired chairman of Cleveland-based Edgell Communications, committed suicide Jan. 2 by jumping from the seventh story of his condobuilding at Longboat Key, Fla. Founder of Ojibway…

John Rosenberg

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John Rosenberg, 59, novelist and former MGM story editor who became head of drama programming for England’s Anglia Television, died Jan. 19 in London of cancer. Rosenberg was responsible for such…

Aglaia Mitropoulou

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Aglaia Mitropoulou, 64, critic and founder of the Greek Film Archives, died Jan. 21 in Athens of a heart attack. Mitropoulou, born in Athens, studied business and literature before emerging as a…

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