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Arnold Jacobs

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Arnold Jacobs, a tuba virtuoso who anchored the brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for more than four decades, died Oct. 7 at age 83 in Chicago. Besides playing tuba under numerous…

Barrett Deems

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Barrett Deems, a drummer for Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman among other jazz greats, died Sept. 15of natural causes in Chicago. He was 83. Deems, known in jazz circles as the great Deemus, was 15…

Estill Sowards

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Estill Sowards, co-manager of country music singer John Michael Montgomery, died Sept. 22 following heart bypass surgery in Nashville. He was 59. Sowards discovered Montgomery singing at a hotel in…

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Dick O’Neill

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Dick O’Neill, longtime character actor who played Charlie Cagney on the TV series “Cagney & Lacey,” died Nov. 17 of heart failure at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. He was 70. O’Neill spent many…

Richard Merrell

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Actor and screenwriter Richard Merrell, who performed frequently with his wife of 35 years, Jan Miner, died Sept. 13 of unreported causes in Southbury, Conn. He was 75. Merrell started his stage…

Paddy Clancy

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Paddy Clancy, who sang with the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, the influential Irish folk group of the 1950s and 1960s, died Nov. 11 at his home in Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland, following a long…

Patricia Hayes

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British comic actress Patricia Hayes, a star of many popular television shows who is best known for her portrayal of high-pitched cockney characters, died Sept. 19 in London. She was 88. In a career…

Sally Cobb

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Sally Cobb, a 1930s model and author of “The Brown Derby,” died of cancer Sept. 22 at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica. She was 83. Born on March 20, 1915, in Leavenworth, Kan., she grew up to be a…

Jack Haskell

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Television personality Jack Haskell died Sept. 26 of natural causes at the Actors Fund Nursing Home in Englewood, N.J. He was 79. Haskell began his entertainment career at Northwestern U. Soon after…

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Karen Hale Wookey

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Karen Hale Wookey, a script supervisor for “All the President’s Men” and “Patriot Games,” died Sept. 9 in Los Angeles of heart failure. She was 74. Wookey, the daughter of actor Alan Hale Sr. and…

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