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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…

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…

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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…

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…

Jack Dunning

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John D. (Jack) Dunning, 74, a 40-year MGM editor and postproduction exec who won an Oscar for editing William Wyler’s 1959 “Ben-Hur” with Ralph E. Winters, died Feb. 25 in Santa Monica, Calif., of a…

Webb Pierce

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Webb Pierce, 69, Country Music Hall of Fame nominee who had over 50 top 10 hits in the 1950s and ’60s, died Feb. 24 in Nashville of pancreatic cancer. Pierce was known as much for his flamboyant…

Joyce Graeme

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Joyce Graeme, 71, dancer, teacher and choreographer who in the late 1940s directed the Australian National Ballet, died Feb. 26 in Gillingham, England, of unreported causes. Graeme danced major roles…

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