Russian tenor Ivan Kozlovsky died Dec. 21. He was 92.
Kozlovsky joined the Bolshoi Theatre in 1926 and soon became its leading soloist.
Among the many parts he performed during his career were Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Alfredo in Verdi’s “La Traviata” and Lohengrin in Wagner’s “Lohengrin.”
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James McGregor Jamieson
WILMINGTON, Del. — Dancer and choreographer James McGregor Jamieson, who starred in such Broadway musicals as “Brigadoon,” died Dec. 25 at 73.
The cause of death was not immediately known.
In 1947, Jamieson played Harry Beaton, the starring role in “Brigadoon.”
He performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Kennedy and the king of Morocco in 1963.
With the Russian dancer Helena Antonova, he founded the Wilmington-based Academy of the Dance. Jamieson was director.
As an instructor, Jamieson worked with such stars as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
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Eleanor Megna, singer and mother of actress Connie Stevens, died Dec. 17 in Pasadena. She was 79.
She is survived by three other children, Charles Ingolia, Ava Bonamy and John Megna; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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Nancy Blume, a founding director of the Richmond, Va., symphony, died Dec. 11 in Charlottesville, Va., from complications after surgery. She was 71.
She held promotion positions in Richmond, Minneapolis, Chicago and San Francisco, and helped the careers of Bill Haley, Jefferson Starship and Willie Nelson.
She is survived by her husband, a sister, a daughter and two grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond Symphony or the Charlottesville Salvation Army Fund for Homeless Children.
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Joshua S. Feld
Joshua S. Feld, 37, restaurateur and nightclub owner, died of leukemia in Los Angeles Dec. 12.
He developed nightclubs, restaurants and other entertainment-related enterprises in the Los Angeles area.
Survivors include his mother Phyllis and sister Carole, who is vice president of advertising and promotion for PBS.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to City of Hope, Bone Marrow Unit, Attn: P.C. Finance Dept., 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, 91010.