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George W. Moore

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The Rev. George W. Moore, 64, pastor of St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church in New York and a 1991 Tony Award honoree, died May 3 in N.Y. of cancer. At St. Malachy's, which includes the Actors'…

William L. Schaefer

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William L. Schaefer, 81, who was executive assistant to Jack L. Warner for 45 years, died April 19 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of cancer. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Schaefer moved to California with…

Ken Curtis

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Ken Curtis, 74, singer and actor who played the scruffy hillbilly deputy Festus Haggen on “Gunsmoke” and appeared in a string of classic John Ford films, died April 27 in Fresno, Calif. Born Curtis…

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Michael Pertwee

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Michael Pertwee, 74, British legit and screenwriter who co-authored (with Melvin Frank) the screenplay for “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,” died April 17 in London, cause unreported…

Johnny Thunders

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Johnny Thunders, 38, rock guitarist/songwriter and founding member of punk rock prototypes the New York Dolls and the Heartbreakers, died April 23 in New Orleans of an apparent drug overdose…

Jack Ackerman

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Jack Ackerman, 59, veteran songwriter and producer, died April 27 in Los Angeles of a brain tumor. His first recorded song was “M-M-M” in 1951, sung by Louis Armstrong and written with George Litto…

Michael Hagerty

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Michael Hagerty, 39, an actor who founded the Production Co., an Off Off Broadway group, died April 30 in New York of AIDS. He had a supporting role in the film “Overboard.” In addition, Hagerty…

Memorial service

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There will be a memorial service for Howard Ashman, author, lyricist and director of “Little Shop Of Horrors” and Academy Award-winner for his lyrics for “The Little Mermaid,” May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at…

Tom Rosqui

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Tom Rosqui, 62, actor who played the Corleone family bodyguard Rocco Lampone in the first two “Godfather” films, died April 11 in Los Angeles of cancer. Rosqui's mostly silent “Godfather” role…

Steve Broidy

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Steve Broidy, 86, president of Monogram Pictures and its successor, Allied Artists, from 1945 to 1965, died April 29 in Los Angeles following a heart attack. A native of Maiden, Mass., Broidy…

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