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Jim Jordan

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Jim Jordan, namesake son of the actor who played the tall-tale teller Fibber McGee from the 1930s and 1940s radio show “Fibber McGee and Molly,” died Dec. 24 at his home in Reno, Nev., from a heart…

Viola Farber

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Viola Farber, a choreographer and founding member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., died Dec. 24 of a cerebral hemorrhage in New York. She was 67. She also was the director of the dance program at…

Hurd Hatfield

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Hurd Hatfield, the American leading man known for his portrayal of the title character in the Oscar-winning “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” died Friday at a friend’s home in Ireland at age 80. Cause of…

Don Taylor

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Actor-director-writer Don Taylor, who played Elizabeth Taylor’s bridegroom in “Father of the Bride” and went on to helm such features as “Escape From the Planet of the Apes” and “The Island of Dr…

Terry Chiz

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Terry Chiz, a talent agent and personal manager for comedians, animators and writers, died Friday of a heart attack in Burbank. He was 52. Chiz broke into the entertainment industry in the 1970s as a…

Johnny Moore

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Johnny Moore, the singer who replaced Clyde McPhatter in the Drifters and later sang lead on the smash hit “Under the Boardwalk,” died Wednesday en route to a hospital in London. He was 64. Moore had…

Helen Taini Nayfack

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Helen Taini Nayfack, a 25-year veteran of television and film production, died Friday of leukemia in Rancho Mirage. She was 73. Nayfack spent time at 20th Century Fox, working as a production…

Keith Amos

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Actor Keith Amos, perhaps best known for his “Got Milk” commercial, died Nov. 22 in Los Angeles of chronic asthma. He was 30. Amos started his career when he starred in the Broadway revival of “The…

Ruth Cornelius

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Ruth Clifford Cornelius, whose acting career extended from silent films to talkies including “Dante’s Inferno” and “The Keys of the Kingdom,” died Nov. 30 at age 98 at the Motion Picture & Television…

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