Jerome Dempsey


Legit, television and film actor Jerome Dempsey, whose career spanned more than 40 years, died Aug. 27 in New York of natural causes. He was 69. Dempsey was featured in the original Broadway…

Rita Roland


Rita Roland, a film editor who began her career in Europe prior to World War II, died of a stroke Aug. 17 in Los Angeles. She was 84. Survivors of the Nazi Holocaust, Roland and her husband moved to…


George Shdanoff


George Shdanoff, actor, director, writer and teacher, died Aug. 14 of natural causes at UCLA Medical Center. He was 92. Shdanoff was best known as an acting coach whose past students included Jack…

Jack G. Roberts


Jack Roberts, a retired Warner Bros. casting director and SAG business representative, died Aug. 21 of kidney complications at his home in Burbank. He was 76. Roberts, born and reared in Crawford…

Stan Seiden


Stan Seiden, longtime president of Nederlander Theaters West Coast operations, died Aug. 27 of Lou Gehrig’s disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 76. At the age of 17, Seiden began his…

Arnold services


Funeral services for Taff Arnold, an L.A.-based standup comedian, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Elysian Masonic Temple in Hollywood. Arnold, whose comedy career included stints at the L.A…

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