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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…

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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…

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…

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