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Carol Dempster

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Carol Dempster, 89, who starred in a number of D.W. Griffith’s films, died Feb. 1 in La Jolla, Calif., after a long illness. Born in Duluth, Minn., Dempster began her career as a dancer. She studied…

Tom Haas

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Tom Haas, 53, artistic director of the Indiana Repertory Theater, died Feb. 21 in Indianapolis of a pulmonary embolism. He had been hit by a van while jogging in heavy fog near his Indianapolis home…

Marcella Markham

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Marcella Markham, 68, theater and tv actress, died Feb. 24 in New York of breast cancer. She played Cora in the original 1946 Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” Markham was…

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George Gobel

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George Gobel, 71, whose down-to-earth style endeared him to viewers of “The George Gobel Show” in the 1950s and “Hollywood Squares” in the 1970s and ’80s, died Feb. 24 in Encino, Calif., of…

William Loose

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William Loose, 80, Emmy-winning composer whose longtime work in tv included such series as “Your Hit Parade,” “The Untouchables,” “The Donna Reed Show” and “Dennis The Menace,” died Feb. 22 in…

Art Mitchell

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Art Mitchell, 45, porno pioneer, was shot to death in Corte Madera, Calif., Feb. 27. His brother and partner, Jim, was arrested for murder when police allegedly caught him leaving the scene with two…

JIMMY BURNS

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Jimmy Burns, 90, member of the vaudeville dance trio the Burns Twins & Evelyn, died Feb. 10 in Kansas City. He and his wife, Evelyn, and his brother, Edward, formed the tap trio in the 1930s. Edward…

MARGOT FONTEYN

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Dame Margot Fonteyn, 71, prima ballerina for 45 years, died Feb. 21 in Panama City of cancer. The legendary ballerina, who prompted 48 curtain calls for her “Sleeping Beauty” in New York in 1949…

DICK McNEELY

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Dick McNeely, 72, publicist and co-founder of Vegas Visitor entertainment weekly, died Feb. 4 in Las Vegas of lung failure. McNeely pulled many publicity stunts throughout his long career in Chicago…

MONICA STRICKLAND

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Monica Strickland, 24, former professional figure skater who most recently worked as an assistant to producer Marty Tenney on ABC’s “The Home Show,” died Feb. 7 after a car accident near Gallup, N.M…

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