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Eddie Barefield

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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…

Dalton Cathey

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Dalton Cathey, 44, an actor, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of AIDS. He appeared in numerous tv shows, including “The Famous Teddy Z,” “Knots Landing,” “Hotel,” “Webster” and “Dynasty.” His Broadway…

Jack Fine

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Jack Fine, 87, personal manager to theater and film actors, died Jan. 7 in Australia of heart failure. He founded Apex Management Corp. and ran it for nearly 50 years. Fine’s career began at MCA…

Marguerite N. Wittenberg

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Marguerite N. Wittenberg, 77, actress who appeared in several films during the 1930s and 1940s, died Dec. 25 in Culver City, Calif., of cancer. Her film roles included Lula in the 1939 RKO film “Way…

Deborah L. Bock-Leader

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Deborah L. Bock-Leader, 38, update producer on the NBC series “Unsolved Mysteries,” died Dec. 9 in Santa Monica, Calif., of cancer. Bock-Leader spent the past four years at “Mysteries” producer…

Maria C. Schaeffer

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Maria C. Schaeffer, 37, who from 1984 until 1989 was v.p. and g.m. of the Sundance Institute, died Jan. 2 in Palo Alto, Calif., of complications from a bone marrow transplant procedure. Schaeffer was…

Walter Burle Marx

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Walter Burle Marx, 88, pianist, composer and conductor who founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro and headed the Opera Rio de Janeiro, died Dec. 28 in Akron, Ohio. Born in Sao Paulo…

David Turner

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David Turner, 63, playwright and radio-tv scripter, died recently in Leamington, England, after a long illness. He made his name in 1962 with “Semi-Detached,” a domestic satire that had a London run…

John J. Sheehan

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John J. Sheehan, 68, producer with Group W’s WBZ-TV Boston during the 1950s, died Dec. 15 in Winchester, Mass., of heart disease. During the ’50s, he produced the late newscast as well as the…

Freeman A. Davies

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Freeman A. Davies, 79, former assistant head of postproduction at MGM, died Jan. 1 in Culver City, Calif., after a long illness. He worked at MGM from 1929 until his retirement in 1976. He began his…

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