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Herbert Goren

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Herbert Goren, 74, New York sports columnist who later was a publicist for ABC Sports until his retirement in 1988, died Feb. 8 on Long Island, N.Y., after heart surgery. Goren, a resident of Floral…

Bernard Sauer

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Bernard Sauer, 67, an actor whose involvement in Yiddish theater took him from his native Argentina to Broadway, died Feb. 13 in New York of a heart attack. Sauer, the president of the Hebrew Actors…

L. Larry Lazarus

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L. Larry Lazarus, 82, a 30-year CBS veteran in NEW YORK and Los Angeles who later was controller at 20th Century Fox Television, died last week in Los Angeles from complications of chronic hepatitis…

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Pony Sherrell Metcalf

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Pony Sherrell Metcalf, age undisclosed, who performed with her sister as the Sherrell Sisters and later worked in Hollywood musicals and nightclub acts, died Dec. 8 in New York of a heart attack…

Herman L. Ripps

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Herman L. Ripps, 82, retired MGM sales executive, died Jan. 29 of pneumonia in Santa Monica, Calif. Ripps started at MGM in 1928 as a theater checker and retired in 1971 as assistant general sales…

Franco Tonelli

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Franco Tonelli, 56, professor of drama, film studies and French at the U. of California, Irvine, died Jan. 22 in Laguna Beach of cancer. He started his career as an actor with several Italian theater…

James Cleveland

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The Rev. James Cleveland, 59, the so-called “king of gospel” who taught a 9-year-old Aretha Franklin to sing gospel and inspired countless other artists, died Feb. 9 in Los Angeles. The three-time…

Irma Chernichaw

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Irma Chernichaw, former actress and comedian, died Jan. 17 in Teaneck, N.J., after a long illness. She had appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Center Opera and in summer stock and…

Skid Weiss

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Seymour (Skid) Weiss, 66, national director of communications for the Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Corp., died Jan. 31 in Burbank, Calif., after a prolonged illness. Weiss joined WEA in 1971, the year the…

Edward A. Blatt

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Edward A. Blatt, 88, a theater and film director, writer and producer, died Feb. 12 of a heart attack. He directed John Garfield and Sidney Greenstreet in the 1943 film “Between Two Worlds.” Born in…

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