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Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan, an award-winning actor and director whose career spanned film , television and the stage, died Aug. 30 of a brain tumor. He was 56.

Jordan won a Golden Globe as best actor in the mid-1970s television miniseries “Captains and Kings,” playing a poor immigrant who rose to prominence in Taylor Caldwell’s tale of an Irish dynasty in America.

He made his film debut in “Lawman” in 1970. He went on to do such films as Woody Allen’s “Interiors,””Rooster Cogburn,””Raise the Titanic,””A Flash of Green,””Dune,””The Mean Season,””Romero,””The Hunt for Red October,””Shout” and “Posse.”

He became ill last spring and had to be replaced in “The Fugitive.”

His television productions include “The Bunker,””Les Miserables,””The Murder of Mary Phagan,””Breakdown,””The Equalizer” and “Killer Angels.”

His latest project, which he helped to write, was the television epic film “Gettysburg,” scheduled to be released in movie theaters before it airs on TNT next year.

Onstage, he appeared in more than 100 Broadway and Off Broadway plays and spent eight years with the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Daniel Lounsbery

Daniel Lounsbery, television producer, director and actor and winner of two Emmy Awards, died Aug. 22 in Philadelphia. His age and cause of death were not reported.

Lounsbery started his career as an actor and director with the Germantown Theatre Guild, which he also helped found.

In the early days of television he became a director and producer with the Westinghouse station WPTZ-TV in Philadelphia, which later became KYW-TV.

Among the many television programs Lounsbery produced were “Your Hit Parade” and “The Bell Telephone Hour,” both of which won Emmy Awards.

Among other honors, he won the Peabody Award. Recruited for his expertise in television, Lounsbery was a professor of communications at Emerson College in Boston from 1970-80. Upon retirement he was named Professor Emeritus. He moved to New York where he performed in various Broadway and Off Broadway productions.

The Lounsbery Award was established at Kings College in Pennsylvania.

Lounsbery was a member of Actors’ Equity, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, the Writers and Producers Assn. and the Actors Fund of America.

Survived by his wife, Katharine Minehart; two daughters; and six grandchildren.

Foster Bennett

Foster Bennett, 74, screenwriter and creative director in advertising, died Aug. 24 in Los Angeles, of Parkinson’s disease. He was a former member of the Writers Guild.

Survived by his wife and a daughter.

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