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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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