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LINDA MARMELSTEIN

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Linda Marmelstein, 55, exec in charge of production at Daniel Wilson Prods., died Feb. 18 in New York of cancer. She produced the six-hour miniseries “Hemingway,” among other programs. After serving…

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…

JUNE LaVERE

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June LaVere, 87, a longtime actress and extra, died Feb. 7 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of heart problems. LaVere, whose legal name was Gladys Fry, spent 49 years in the industry, beginning in 1916 at…

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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…

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…

PAUL RUSSELL

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Paul Russell, 43, a principal dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem and the San Francisco Ballet, died Feb. 15 in San Francisco of AIDS. He was known for his exuberant performances in ballets like “Don…

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…

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…

Antonio Mendes

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Antonio Mendes, 41, dancer-choreographer, died Feb. 7 in Santa Rosa, Calif., of AIDS. Mendes directed many productions of the Redwood City Ballet since 1986, including “Swan Lake.” He also performed…

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