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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…

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…

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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…

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…

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…

JIMMY BURNS

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Jimmy Burns, 90, member of the vaudeville dance trio the Burns Twins & Evelyn, died Feb. 10 in Kansas City. He and his wife, Evelyn, and his brother, Edward, formed the tap trio in the 1930s. Edward…

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