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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…


Dalton Cathey


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


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


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


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


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


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…

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