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James MacDonald


James Macdonald, 84, Disney sound effects veteran and the official voice of Mickey Mouse from 1946 to 1976, died Feb. 1 in Glendale, Calif., of heart failure. Over a 48-year career, Macdonald was…

Herman L. Ripps


Herman L. Ripps, 82, retired MGM sales executive, died Jan. 29 of pneumonia in Santa Monica, Calif. Ripps started at MGM in 1928 as a theater checker and retired in 1971 as assistant general sales…


Pony Sherrell Metcalf


Pony Sherrell Metcalf, age undisclosed, who performed with her sister as the Sherrell Sisters and later worked in Hollywood musicals and nightclub acts, died Dec. 8 in New York of a heart attack…

Herbert Goren


Herbert Goren, 74, New York sports columnist who later was a publicist for ABC Sports until his retirement in 1988, died Feb. 8 on Long Island, N.Y., after heart surgery. Goren, a resident of Floral…

Edward A. Blatt


Edward A. Blatt, 88, a theater and film director, writer and producer, died Feb. 12 of a heart attack. He directed John Garfield and Sidney Greenstreet in the 1943 film “Between Two Worlds.” Born in…

Dott Bossi


Dott Bossi Jackson, 85, keyboardist, died Jan. 29 in Kansas City. She was born in Elkton, Mo., and played piano for silent movies in Humansville, Mo., in the early 1920s. She developed a reputation…

Dick Winslow


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


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


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…

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