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Gene Wilder, Carrie Fischer, Alan Rickman

Gene Wilder, Carrie Fischer, Alan Rickman

We lost some of the brightest stars this year and our hearts were broken. Here’s to those who have gone but will live in our memories and in our hearts.

‘Watership Down’ author Richard Adams

Joe Alaskey, voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck

Legendary playwright Edward Albee

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Mother Mary Angelica, nun who built Catholic media network

René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion

Alexis Arquette, actress and transgender activist

‘Tuck Everlasting’ author Natalie Babbitt

Actor Kenny Baker, ‘Star Wars’ R2-D2

Voice of ‘Star Wars’ Adm. Ackbar, Erik Bauersfeld

Brian Bedford, the British-born, Tony Award-winning performer was one of the great stage actors of his generation

David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie, master of reinvention

Dale Bumpers, fmr. U.S. senator, Arkansas governor

Charmian Carr, Liesl in ‘The Sound of Music’

Myra Carter, winner a Drama Desk, Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award for her acclaimed performance in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Wrestler, entertainer Chyna

Singer-songwriter Guy Clark

‘Miss Cleo,’ TV psychic network pitchwoman

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen

Pat Conroy, author of ‘Prince of Tides’ and ‘Great Santini’

Comic book artist Darwyn Cooke

Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham

George Curry, champion of black press

Children’s author Anna Dewdney

‘L.A. Law’ actor Larry Drake

Actress Patty Duke

‘Dances with Wolves’ actor Chief David Bald Eagle, Jr.

Umberto Eco, famed author of ‘The Name of the Rose’

Bob Elliott, the surviving member of the long-lived radio, club, and Broadway comedy team of Bob and Ray

Shawn Elliott, an actor and singer with numerous credits in theatre, film, and television

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Paul Elvstrom, sailing great

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

Zelda Fichandler, co-founded Arena Stage

Fyvush Finkel,  the last significant living link to New York’s once-thriving Yiddish theatre

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Princess Leia

Actor, playwright and Nobel laureate Dario Fo

Jazz great Pete Fountain

The Eagles’ Glenn Frey

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Conrad Hilton, Natalie Wood

Zsa Zsa Gabor, Conrad Hilton, Natalie Wood

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Juan Gabriel, Mexican music icon

George Gaynes, ‘Punky Brewster’ actor

Seth Gelblum, legal counsel to producers, writers, directors, composers and others involved in theatrical productions. He was given a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 2016.

Former senator, astronaut John Glenn

Tammy Grimes, star of the Broadway musicals, Best known for The Unsinkable Molly Brown

‘Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie

Merle Haggard, country music’s outsider hero

Dan Haggerty, ‘Grizzly Adams’ star

Pat Harrington, Schneider on ‘One Day at a Time’

Actor and comedian Ricky Harris

Jim Harrison, author of ‘Legends of the Fall’

Cecilia Hart, a Drama Desk Award winner for her performance in Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land. Married to Oscar- and Tony-winner James Ear Jones

Fred Hellerman of the Weavers


Florence Henderson, TV’s Carol Brady

Jack Hofsiss, who won a Tony and Drama Desk for his direction of The Elephant Man

Robert Horton, was Starbuck in the original Broadway musical 110 in the Shade 

James Houghton, transformed the New York theatre scene and gave birth to the Signature Theater

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ken Howard, Thomas Jefferson in 1776 and a basketball coach in the television series The White Shadow.He won a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor for Child’s Play, and starred in Broadway musical Seesaw

Actress Beth Howland, waitress on ‘Alice’

Actor David Huddleston, ‘The Big Lebowski’

PBS newscaster Gwen Ifill

Monte Irvin, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder

George S. Irving, Tony winner for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in Irene opposite Debbie Reynolds

Anne Jackson, a theatre actor whose decades-long career was highlighted by frequent onstage teamings with her husband, Eli Wallach

Country music legend Sonny James

Bill Johnson, Former Olympic gold medal skier

Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane guitarist

WWII Navajo code talker Joe Hosteen Kellwood

Actor George Kennedy

CNN’s Will King

W.P. Kinsella, whose book inspired ‘Field of Dreams’

Former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird

Dick Latessa, who won a Tony for “Hairspray

Harper Lee, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author

Rapper Shawty Lo

Warren Manzi, author of the whodunit phenomenon Perfect Crime, the longest-running straight play in New York theatre

David Margulies, ‘Ghostbusters’ actor

Garry Marshall, TV and movie legend

Sir George Martin, Beatles producer

‘Days of Our Lives’ star Joseph Mascolo

PBS’ John McLaughlin

John McMartin originated roles in Follies and Sweet Charity

Cabaret writer Andrew Martin

Denise Matthews, Prince protege Vanity

‘ALF’ actor Michu Meszaros

Those we lost in 2016

80s pop star George Michael

Frankie Michaels, youngest actor ever to win a Tony Award when he took home the prize at age 11 for playing Patrick Dennis in the original production of Mame

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer of artificial intelligence

Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut who walked on moon

Patrice Munsel, a coloratura soprano who often performed at the Metropolitan Opera

Author Gloria Naylor

James M. Nederlander, the longtime patriarch of the Nederlander theatre-owning dynasty

Noel Neill, Lois Lane on ‘Superman’ TV show

Marni Nixon, a singer and actress who gained fame by dubbing the singing voices of other actresses in famous movie musicals, The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady. 

James Noble, Actor known as ‘Benson’ governor

Former Rep. Mike Oxley

Golfing great Arnold Palmer

Israeli leader and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres

Ezio Petersen, a longtime member of the circle of New York theatre journalists

Lawrence Phillips, imprisoned ex-NFL rusher

Singer Prince

Former first lady Nancy Reagan

‘American Gladiator’ Lee Reherman, ‘The Hawk’

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Alan Rickman

in Die Hard

Actor Alan Rickman, Harry Potter’s Professor Snape

Dylan Rieder, pro skateboarder and model

Doris Roberts, mom on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’

Vera Rubin, dark matter pioneer

Rock ‘n’ roll star Leon Russell

Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam

Morely Safer, ’60 Minutes’ legend

Actor Joe Santos of ‘The Rockford Files’

ESPN’s John Saunders

Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice

William Schallert, dad on ‘The Patty Duke Show’

Phyllis Schlafly, towering social conservative figure

Garry Shandling, inventive TV comedian

‘Iron’ Mike Sharpe, WWE Superstar

Madeleine Sherwood, best known for her roles in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and Sound of Music

Frank Sinatra Jr.

Andrew Smith, former Butler basketball player

Ralph Stanley, bluegrass music legend

Robert Stigwood, force behind ‘Saturday Night Fever’

Elizabeth Swados, whose experimental musical theatre was a mainstay of 1970s and ’80s theatre

Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii

‘Growing Pains’ dad Alan Thicke

Ray Tomlinson, creator of email

choreographer Robert Tucker

Vanity, Singer, reformed nasty girl, Prince protégé.


‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ actor Robert Vaughn

Abe Vigoda, ‘Godfather’ and ‘Barney Miller’ actor

Janet Watson, the choreographer of Broadway’s Big River and the currently running production of The Fantasticks

Fritz Weaver,  won a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for Child‘s Play

Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate

Gilda Radner , Gene Wilder

With Gilda Radner in Haunted Honeymoon

Actor Gene Wilder, star of ‘Willy Wonka’

Suzanne Wright, autism advocate

‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin

Alan Young, Wilbur on ‘Mister Ed’



Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond

Music legend Buckwheat Zydeco

Those we lost in 2016

























































Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


T2C Sends Our Prayers to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lea Michele



Saturday, March 25, 2023

 A Statement From Andrew Lloyd Webber

 I am shattered to have to announce that my beloved elder son Nick died a few hours ago in Basingstoke Hospital. His whole family is gathered together and we are all totally bereft. 

 Thank you for all your thoughts during this difficult time.

The 75-year-old Oscar-winning composer son Nicholas followed in his father’s footsteps and was a successful composer in his own right, having written Fat Friends The Musical. He was married to musician Polly Wiltshire, who appeared on the soundtrack of his father’s 2019 movie Cats.

During his career, Nicholas also scored music for an adaption of The Little Prince as well as composing numerous TV and film scores, including for the BBC1 drama Loves, Lies, and Records.

Nicholas previously spoke about making his own way in the theatre world away from his famous family name in a 2011 unearthed interview.

He said he wanted to be ‘judged on his own merits’ so dropped his surname when working to see what the reaction would be.

Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

Also on Saturday Lea Michele updated her fans on the status of her two-year-old’s health via her Instagram  after he was hospitalized earlier this week.  Her son Ever was in the hospital, but is now out due to a ‘scary health issue. She posted a picture backstage in her dressing room ahead of her Broadway performance in Funny Girl. Lea had been out to focus on her family.

“I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for just so much love and support this week. I really really appreciated it”.

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Richard Belzer of Law & Order: SVU Has Died



Richard Belzer was best known for his role as BPD Detective, NYPD Detective/Sergeant, and DA Investigator John Munch, whom he portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as in guest appearances on several other series. He portrayed the character for 23 years, from 1993 until retiring in 2016.

Belzer started off as a stand-up comic at Pips, The Improv, and Catch a Rising Star. He participated in the Channel One comedy group that satirized television and became the basis for the cult movie The Groove TubeHe was the audience warm-up comedian for Saturday Night Live and made three guest appearances on the show between 1975 and 1980.

He is noted for small roles in Fame, Café Flesh, Night Shift, and Scarface. He appeared in the music videos for the Mike + The Mechanics song “Taken In” and for the Pat Benatar song “Le Bel Age”, as well as the Kansas video “Can’t Cry Anymore”. In addition to his film career, Belzer was a featured player on the National Lampoon Radio Hour with co-stars John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and Harold Ramis.

In the late 1970s, he co-hosted Brink & Belzer on 660AM WNBC radio in New York City. He was a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.

In the 1990s, Belzer appeared frequently on television. He was a regular on The Flash, nd in several episodes of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He followed that with starring roles on the Baltimore-based Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) and the New York City-based Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–2013).

Belzer appeared in several of Comedy Central’s televised broadcasts of Friars Club roasts. On June 9, 2001, Belzer himself was honored by the New York Friars Club

Belzer voiced the character of Loogie for most of the South Park.

Belzer believed there was a conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy and wrote five books discussing conspiracy theories. Dead Wrong and Hit List were written with journalist David Wayne and reached The New York Times Best Seller list.

Belzer survived testicular cancer in 1983. His HBO special and comedy CD Another Lone Nut pokes fun at this medical incident as well as his status as a well-known conspiracy theorist.

Belzer died at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer on February 19, 2023, at age 78, from complications of unspecified circulatory and respiratory conditions.

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The World Says Good-Bye To Raquel Welch 



Raquel Welch has passed on. In 1981 she starred on Broadway in Woman of the Year, receiving praise for following Lauren Bacall in the title role.

In 1997, Welch starred on Broadway in Victor/Victoria, following Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli in the title role.

That year, she also acted in an episode of the comedy series Seinfeld, entitled “The Summer of George”, Welch played a highly temperamental version of herself, assaulting series characters Kramer and Elaine, the former because he fired her from an acting job and the latter because Welch mistakenly thought Elaine was mocking her.

In 2001, she had supporting roles in the comedy films Legally Blonde opposite Reese Witherspoon and Tortilla Soup. In 2002, she starred in the PBS series American Family, a story about a Mexican American family in East Los Angeles. Her next film was Forget About It (2006). She also appeared in Welcome to The Captain, which premiered on CBS television on February 4, 2008. In 2015 she played a role in The Ultimate Legacy.

Most recently Welch appeared in a sitcom titled Date My Dad (2017) where she reunited with Robert Wagner on screen, four decades after starring together in The Biggest Bundle of Them All. She acted in How to Be a Latin Lover (2017).

For many years, Welch performed in a successful one-woman nightclub musical act in Las Vegas.

She first came to attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage and won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They lent her to a British studio where she made One Million Years B.C. Her images  in the doe-skin bikini became one of the bestselling posters and turned her into an international sex symbol. She later starred in Bedazzled, Bandolero!,

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, Myra Breckinridge and Hannie Caulder.

She made several television variety specials.

Her rise to stardom in the mid-1960s brought her international fame. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in The Three Musketeers.

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Television Film for her performance in the film Right to Die.

In 1995, Welch was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History”. Playboy ranked Welch No. 3 on their “100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century” list.

Rachel Welch’s career was so varied that to write about her life completely would be to write a novel. The best way I know how to celebrate a performers life is to gather the clips that allow us to see their work.

Welch died yesterday, February 15, 2023, at her home in Los Angeles, following a brief illness. She was 82. With her the era of sex symbols diminishes.

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