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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…

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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…

Jackie Dashiell

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Jackie Dashiell, 60, women’s editor from 1968 to 1976 of the L.A. Herald Examiner and that paper’s public affairs editor until 1978, died Feb. 21 of a stroke. Before joining the Hearst Corp., she was…

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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