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ROY LANHAM

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Roy Lanham, 68, comedian and musician whose voice and guitar playing can be heard on the Roy Rogers & Dale Evans hit “Happy Trails To You,” died Feb. 14 in Camarillo, Calif., of cancer. Lanham joined…

BURTON TAYLOR

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Burton Taylor, 47, a leading dancer with the Joffrey Ballet in the 1970s, died Feb. 13 in White Plains, N.Y., of AIDS. Among the ballets he appeared in were “The Dream, ” “Konservatoriet” and “Pas…

RICHARD ENGLUND

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Richard Englund, 59, director of the Joffrey II Dancers and a leading figure in the American regional ballet movement, died Feb. 15 in New York of chronic lymphatic leukemia. Englund, credited with…

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Domestic Film DAILY

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$5.8M

    Cume to09.01.14: $281.2M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

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    Daily:$5.8M Cumulative:$281.2M Disney -16.98%
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$3.7M

    Cume to09.01.14: $166.3M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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    Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$166.3M Paramount Pictures -21.00%
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    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$2.5M

    Cume to09.01.14: $32.3M

    If I Stay

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    Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$32.3M Warner Brothers / New Line -25.19%

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LON S. VARNELL

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Lon S. Varnell, 77, who promoted Bill Cosby, Lawrence Welk, Elvis Presley and Liberace, died Feb. 17 in Nashville of cancer. Varnell, born in Adamsville, Tenn., spent the first half of his career…

BEATRICE DE LEON

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Beatrice de Leon, 90, who with her late husband ran the Q Theater, a London stock operation, for more than 30 years, died Feb. 16 in the London suburb of Kew. Before it closed in the 1950s, the…

SHERMAN KUNKEL

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Sherman Lebrun Kunkel, 71, longtime tv cinematographer and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, died Feb. 10 in Reno, Nev., following a heart attack. A Los Angeles native, Kunkel…

LUIS ESCOBAR

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Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick, fourth Marquis of Marismas del Guadalquivir, 78, Spanish actor, writer and legit director, died Feb. 15 in Madrid. Escobar was acting in a film at the time of his death…

TEX JACKSON

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John W. (Tex) Jackson, 77, former president of Motion Picture Studio Grips, Local 80, Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, died Feb. 3 in Los Angeles of emphysema. Jackson was a freelance…

Errata

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An item last week about an anti-AIDS psa directed by Martin Scorsese (VARIETY, Feb. 11) misstated when it was aired. It ran last summer. An article regarding Boston's legit season (VARIETY, Feb. 11)…

Ruth Morley

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Ruth Morley, 65, costume designer who worked in theater and films, died Feb. 12 in New York of breast cancer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for “The Miracle Worker,” and her costumes for…

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