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David Chandler


David Chandler, 78, screenwriter, novelist and playwright, died Oct. 19 in Palm Springs, Calif. Chandler published over a dozen novels including “The Ramsden Case,” “Captain Hollister,” “The…

Berry Kroeger


Berry Kroeger, 78, veteran character actor, died of Jan. 4 in Los Angeles of kidney failure. Kroeger began his career in radio on such shows as “Lux Radio Theater,” “First Nighter” and “The Mercury…

Robert J. Myers


Robert J. Myers, 93, news director for WNAC-TV Boston (now WHDH-TV) from 1948 to 1962, died Dec. 21 in Arlington, Mass. He joined WNAC-AM Boston (now WRKO) in the early 1930s as news editor, joining…


Stan Hurwitz


Stan Hurwitz, 46, a Philadelphia pressagent who became a theater manager and legit producer, died Jan. 5 in Gladwyne, Pa., of AIDS. He served from 1970 to 1985 as g.m. of the Shubert Theater…

Frank Steadman


Frank Steadman, 48, video engineer and telecine film consultant, died Dec. 30 in Burbank, Calif., apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A native of Chicago, Steadman studied film and tv…

Eddie Barefield


Eddie Barefield, 81, saxophonist and clarinetist who played with many big bands, died Jan. 3 in New York of a heart attack. During his 60-year career, Barefield played with the Count Basie Orchestra…

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