John Riccitiello



Dame Margot Fonteyn, 71, prima ballerina for 45 years, died Feb. 21 in Panama City of cancer. The legendary ballerina, who prompted 48 curtain calls for her “Sleeping Beauty” in New York in 1949…

Paul R. Snider


Paul R. Snider, a radio announcer in Los Angeles for 30 years, died Feb. 8 in Los Angeles after a long illness. Snider, who retired in 1977, began his radio career in 1933 in Kansas City after…

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…

Hugh McPherson


Hugh McPherson, 77, bandleader, jazz enthusiast and veteran broadcaster, died Feb. 3 in Charleston, W. Va., after a short illness. In his early years, McPherson toured the U.S. with his band in New…

Dean Jagger


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…

Danny Thomas


Danny Thomas, 79, star of the popular tv series “Make Room For Daddy” and producer of numerous hit shows during the ’60s and ’70s, died Feb. 6 in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. Thomas…

Harry Ackerman


Harry Ackerman, 78, who was involved in the production of some of television’s popular sitcom series, including “I Love Lucy,” “Bewitched” and “Leave It To Beaver,” died Feb. 3 in Burbank, Calif., of…

Evelyn Barnes Peirce


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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