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There will be a memorial service for Howard Ashman, author, lyricist and director of “Little Shop Of Horrors” and Academy Award-winner for his lyrics for “The Little Mermaid,” May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at…

Tom Rosqui

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Tom Rosqui, 62, actor who played the Corleone family bodyguard Rocco Lampone in the first two “Godfather” films, died April 11 in Los Angeles of cancer. Rosqui’s mostly silent “Godfather” role…

Don Siegel

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Don Siegel, 78, one of Hollywood’s leading action film directors, responsible for the classics “Dirty Harry” and the original “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers,” died April 20 in Nipoma, Calif., after…

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Steve Marriott

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Steve Marriott, 44, songwriter whose group Small Faces was one of the top British rockbands of the 1960s, died April 20 in a fire that swept his cottage in the village of Arkeston, northeast of…

Jack Yellen

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Jack Yellen, 98, songwriter whose hits included Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential campaign theme song, “Happy Days Are Here Again,” died April 17 in Springville, N.Y. The buoyant Depression-era…

William Dozier

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William Dozier, 83, who left a career as a theatrical film producer to become a pioneer in producing for network tv, died April 23 in L.A. from a stroke. Dozier’s Greenway Prods. was one of tv’s…

Warren V. Bush

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Warren V. Bush, 65, veteran independent tv producer-writer, died April 16 in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest. He produced major election or special profile films for five U.S. presidents, Truman…

John Daly

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John Daly, 77, a news reporter who moderated “What’s My Line?” one of tv’s most popular gameshows, died Feb. 25 in Chevy Chase, Md., of cardiac arrest. The show became a Sunday night fixture for 17…

Roger E. Swaybill

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Roger E. Swaybill, 47, who co-wrote the screenplays for “Porky’s” and “Porky’s 2: The Next Day,” died Feb. 21 in New York of a cerebral hemorrhage. He also wrote telefilms and novels. The…

Jean Rogers

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Jean Rogers, 74, actress who played the heroine of two “Flash Gordon” adventures and other serial films, died Feb. 24 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., following surgery. Born Eleanor Lovegren in Belmont…

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