Celebrity Deaths in Theater

  • Gene Saks, 93 (1921 - 2015)

    Gene Saks

    By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93.Saks, who won three Tony Awards for his direction, died from pneumonia Saturday at his East Hampton, New York home,...

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  • Mary Healy, 96 (1918 - 2015)

    Mary  Healy

    By LYNN ELBER, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.Healy had been in declining health and died of natural causes, her daughter, actress Cathy Lind Hayes, said Thursday. Hayes was with her when she...

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  • Don Harron, 90 (1924 - 2015)

    Don Harron

    The Associated PressTORONTO (AP) — Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, died Saturday. He was 90.Harron's eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment...

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  • Chitresh Das (2015)

    Chitresh Das

    The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chitresh Das, a renowned practitioner and teacher of the kathak form of Indian classical dance, has died. He was 70.The San Francisco-based Chhandam School of Kathak, which Das founded, said in a statement that he died in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday after suffering a tear in his aorta.Das brought kathak to the United States in the 1970s around...

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  • Mandy Rice-Davies, 70 (1944 - 2014)

    Mandy Rice-Davies

    By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. Her PR firm, Hackford Jones, said Friday that Rice-Davies died Thursday evening "after a short battle with cancer." Rice-Davies was an 18-year-old model and nightclub dancer in 1963 when her friend...

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