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PEARL DANIELS

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Pearl Daniels, 84, who helped run a national entertainment booking agency for over 40 years, died Feb. 10 in Seattle of heart failure. Born Adeline Pearl Klenman in Saskatchewan, she grew up in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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