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He played stuffy characters on the stage and screen, including in Broadway musicals by Stephen Sondheim and plays by A.R. Gurney.
She was one of the last of the great Lindy Hoppers, known for her “silky smoothness” on the dance floor and ability to stop on a dime.
Championed by Betty White at the start of his career, he became one of the first Black regulars on a TV variety show. He was later idolized by younger dancers.
He helped pioneer the modern comedy club, opening venues in New York and L.A. that fostered the careers of Jay Leno, Richard Pryor, Adam Sandler and others.
His acclaimed play about a Black sergeant’s murder was performed by leading African American actors and adapted into an Oscar-nominated film.
She was celebrated for her performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer-winning drama, and also known for her screen roles in "Sparkle" and "A Different World."
He starred as a mob boss in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" and showed his range while playing Henry Kissinger in "Nixon" and a left-wing intellectual in “Reds.”
Often described as the most influential living director, he breathed new life into Shakespeare and staged a nine-hour adaptation of the “Mahabharata.”
Her school inspired the play “Charm” by Philip Dawkins, who called her “the mother of queer Chicago.” She was also the subject of a documentary, “Mama Gloria.”
He launched his career in musical comedies but was later celebrated for played Truman Capote on Broadway and an eccentric adman on “Mad Men.”
She was associated with Graham for more than 50 years and danced on Broadway in “The King and I” and “Flower Drum Song.”
He won the Academy Award for best actor for "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
She also received a Tony nomination for starring in a revival of the musical "Brigadoon."
The two-time Olivier winner was considered one of Britain’s finest classical actors.
The British actress also starred onstage as Medea and was married to actor Damian Lewis.
She played a headstrong daughter in the 1970s TV series and later published a frank memoir about her battle with bipolar disorder.
Mr. Davis, who died of complications from covid-19, wrote a two-hander that became a staple of community theater after premiering on Broadway in 1981.
He was “a Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly of street,” dancer and singer Toni Basil said.
His breakthrough, "When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?," opened Off-Broadway in 1973 and centered on a Vietnam War veteran who holds a New Mexico diner hostage.