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Stephen Southard

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Stephen Southard, 30, assistant director, died Dec. 20 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., of AIDS. Southard’s credits as assistant director included the films “Harry And The Hendersons” and “Jaws – The…

Derek Wolshonak

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Derek Wolshonak, 44, director, choreographer and teacher, died Jan. 4 in New York of AIDS. He worked off-Broadway, directing the east coast premiere of “The Majestic Kid.” His regional credits…

Cecil Effinger

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Cecil Effinger, 76, a composer who invented the Musicwriter, a typewriter designed for composers, died Dec. 22 in Boulder, Colo. In 1954 he received a patent for the Musicwriter, a typewriter…

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Gordon Dudero

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Gordon Dudero, 74, a nightclub and hotel pianist, died Dec. 21 in Kansas City. During the 1960s and 1970s, he played the organ in the Drum Room of the Hotel President before it closed. He also…

Gilbert Price

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Gilbert Price, 48, who was nominated for Tony Awards four times, was found dead Jan. 2 in Vienna. The cause of death was not known, but Price had diabetes for many years. He made a promising debut on…

Steve Clark

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Steve Clark, 30, guitarist for heavy metal group Def Leppard, was found dead at his London home Jan. 8. Cause was unknown, pending an autopsy, but friends said death followed a heavy-drinking party…

Joe Hicks

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Joe Hicks, 64, who coached one of the nation’s top junior college baseball programs and worked as an actor in the off-season, died Jan. 7 in Long Beach, Calif., of cancer. Hicks coached Long Beach…

Dan Kagel

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Dan Kagel, 73, former director of administration for the ad-pub-promo department of Universal Pictures, died Dec. 18 of cancer. He joined MCA as an employee of San Francisco’s Winterland in 1939…

Marie Madeline Sullivan

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Marie Madeline Sullivan, 80, actress, died Jan. 5 in Ojai, Calif., after a brief illness. After earning a master’s degree from Yale U. School of Drama, Sullivan acted in summer stock and regional…

David Chandler

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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…

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