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A familiar face for years in movies, on television and especially on Broadway, he had a particular affinity for the work of George Bernard Shaw.
Mr. Gurney, whose plays included “The Cocktail Hour,” “Love Letters” and “The Middle Ages,” leavened his astute social analysis with tart humor.
Serving 32 years as its president and executive producer, Mr. Lichtenstein reorganized BAM, and gave it a renewed purpose as a center for the performing arts.
In a half-century career that spanned film, TV and theater, Mr. McCowen’s greatest triumphs were on the stage. But movie audiences knew him as well.
Mr. Weaver won a Tony for his role in Robert Marasco’s “Child’s Play” about the malevolent environment at an exclusive Roman Catholic school for boys.
Movie versions of Mr. Shaffer’s ambitious plays helped elevate his status at home in Britain and in the United States.
A partnership between Mr. Bock and the lyricist Sheldon Harnick yielded “Fiorello!” and “She Loves Me,” but their greatest triumph was “Fiddler”; it…
Ms. Seldes was seldom offstage in a career that spanned more than half a century, and she was especially known for her performances of Edward Albee’s work.
Ms. Bergen won an Emmy in 1957 for her portrayal of the alcoholic torch singer Helen Morgan and was nominated for another 50 years later for her recurring role on the television show “Desp…
Elaine Stritch, the brassy, tart-tongued Broadway actress and singer who became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's wryly ac…
Ms. Stritch became a living emblem of show business durability and perhaps the leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim’s wryly acrid musings on aging.
Mr. Wallach was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years.
Mr. Durning was a familiar presence on both stage and screen, with roles including a lonely widower in the film “Tootsie” and Big Daddy in the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Mr. Durning was a familiar presence on stage and screen, with roles including a widower in the film “Tootsie” and Big Daddy in the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
Arthur Laurents, the playwright, screenwriter and director who wrote and ultimately transformed two of Broadway’s landmark shows, “Gypsy” and “West Side Story,” and created one of …