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James Goldman


James Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “The Lion in Winter” who also penned the Stephen Sondheim musical “Follies,” died Wednesday of a heart attack at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. He…

Norma Ransom Peterson


Norma Ransom Peterson, whose 55-year acting career touched all facets of showbiz, died Sept. 24 from injuries sustained in an auto accident in Pasadena. She was 83. Born Oct. 14, 1914, in Chicago…


Judith Conway Greening


Judith Conway Greening, executive director of the Humanitas Prize for motion picture writers, died of breast cancer Aug. 29 in her Sherman Oaks home. She was 60. Greening is best known for her…

Eric Ambler


Eric Ambler, author of modern thrillers and an Oscar-nominated screenwriter, died Thursday in his London apartment of unreported causes. He was 89. Among the best-known of Ambler’s 21 published books…

Jerry Clower


Jerry Clower, a comedian who regularly appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, died Aug. 24 of cardiorespiratory arrest after heart surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 71. In 1973…

Gordon Smith


Gordon Smith, a longtime Teamster Local 399 member and former producer of TV’s “Circus of the Stars,” died Oct. 6 in Toluca Lake of a self-inflicted gun-shot wound following a lengthy battle with…

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