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Those We Lost In 2018

Those We Lost In 2018
Aharon Appelfeld

LYON, FRANCE – MAY 31. Israeli writer Aharon Appelfeld poses during a portrait session held on May 31 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Aharon Appelfeld (Feb. 16, 1932 – January 4, 2018): Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust. A Holocaust survivor himself and one of the icons of Israel’s first generation, was 85. No writer captured and reclaimed the lost world of European Jewish life with as much imaginative intensity and heartfelt longing.

Gary Beach

Gary Beach

Gary Beach (Oct. 10, 1947 – July 17, 2018):Beach won a Tony Award, for his hysterical portrayal of the truly diabolical theater director in the 2001 Mel Brooks’ hit The Producers has died. He reprised his “Springtime For Hitler,” in the 2005 film. he performed roles in the TV series “The John Larroquette Show,” ‘’Murder, She Wrote,” ‘’Saved by the Bell” and “Will & Grace.” He played Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast  and received a Tony nod. Another Tony nod came for the revival of La Cage aux Folles. His last Broadway show was the final revival of Les Miserables as Thénardier.

Beverly Bentley

Beverly Bentley

Beverly Bentley  (Feb, 26, 1930 – Sept. 14, 2018): Had a long and distinguished career in television, film, and theater, beginning during the Golden Age of television in the 1950s, when she appeared regularly on the “Arthur Godfrey Show,” “Beat the Clock” with Bud Collier, “The Big Payoff” with Bess Meyerson, “The Price Is RIght” with Bill Cullen, and such dramatic series as “Naked City,” “The Defenders,” and “Studio One.” She was married to Norman Mailer and starred in The Deer Park and Why Are We in Viet Nam?, Leroi Jones‘ Dutchman and The BIg Knife. Beverly is the mother of actor Steven Mailer and film producer Michael Mailer.

Mary Tyler Moore, Nanette Fabray

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Photo by Rose Billings

GIVENCHY, Kendal Jenner

GIVENCHY

William Goldman (Aug. 12, 1931 – Nov. 16, 2018): The Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (1969) and “All the President’s Men” (1976) died at age 87.

Carol Hall

Carol Hall

Carol Hall  (April 3, 1936 – Oct. 11, 2018): A Drama Desk winner as the composer and lyricist of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Ms. Hall was one of the first women to write both music and lyrics for a Broadway musical, with the 1978 hit The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Nominated for nine Tony Awards. Ms. Hall first came to prominace writing individual songs for A… My Name Is Alice. She also wrote the sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes PublicPaper Moon and the Emmy Award-winning TV special and gold album Free to Be… You and Me.

Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris

Barbara Harris (July 25, 1935 – Aug, 21, 2018): Ms. Harris was a stage, screen and improv actress and founding member of the Second City improvisational theater. Off-Broadway she stared in Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad, for which she won the 1962 Obie Award for supporting actress, a role which she recreated for the film adaptation. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever led to Bock and Harnick’s, The Apple Tree, which won her a Tony AwardHarris went on to appear in the films Plaza Suite, A Thousand Clowns, Freaky Friday, Robert Altman’s Nashville, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Who Is Harry Kellerman, and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, for which she received a 1972 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Tab Hunter (July 11, 1931 – July 8, 2018): The American actor, television host, film producer and author was known as the ‘50s Hollywood Golden Boy. He starred in over 40 films, most notably “The Burning Hills” (1956), “Damn Yankees” (1958), “Grease 2” (1982) and “Polyester” (1981)

Stan Lee

Stan Lee

Judith Leiber

Judith Leiber

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall

Vivian Matalon

Vivian Matalon

Vivian Matalon (October 11, 1929 _ Aug. 21, 2018)Tony-Winning actor director, last Broadway credit was Temperley’s play Souvenir, with Judy Kaye and Donald Corren, in 2005. Matalon’s first Broadway credit Noël Coward in Two Keys, came to Broadway in 1974, with a cast that included Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Matalon’s, busiest year on Broadway was 1980, where he briefly had three shows running at once — Morning’s at Seven, the revival of “Brigadoon” and the Arthur Miller play The American Clock. In 1983, he directed the musical The Tap Dance Kid, which earned him a nomination for best direction of a musical, as well as a 1983 revival of The Corn Is Green starring Cicely Tyson.

Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell

Jan Maxwell

(Nov. 20, 1956 – February 11, 2018): Broadway star, five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she was nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution for the Potomac Theatre Project at Atlantic Theater’s Stage II. She graced Broadway in Dancing at Lughnasa (1992), A Doll’s House (1997), The Sound of Music (1998) and The Dinner Party (2001). She received her first Tony nomination in 2005 for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In 2007 she was  nominated for Coram Boy. In 2010 she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Lend Me a Tenor and Best Actress in The Royal Family. In 2012 her portrayal of Phyllis in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies

Liliane Montevecchi

Liliane Montevecchi

Liliane Montevecchi  (Oct. 13, 1932 – June 29, 2018): Exquisitely French, like the finest vintage champagne. A Prima Ballerina in Paris with the Roland Petit’s dance company. Later becoming an MGM film star. On Broadway Ms. Montevecchi received a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Tommy Tune’s Nine. She followed that up with another Tune show, Grand Hotel.

Patricia Morrison

Patricia Morrison

Brian Murray

Brian Murray (Sept. 10, 1937 – Aug. 20, 2018) A South African actor and director. His King Lear, earned three Tony Award nominations. His onscreen credits include The Angry Silence, The League Gentlemen, and voice work in Disney’s Treasure Planet and the independent animated feature My Dog Tulip. Murray made his Broadway debut in All in Good Time in 1965 and has gone on to celebrated performances in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Sleuth, Da, Noises Off, The Little Foxes, Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya, The Crucible, and The Rivals, a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for The Little Foxes, and seven Tony and Drama Desk nominations. He made his directorial debut in 1973 with a revival of The Waltz of the Toreadors and directed productions of Hay Fever, Arsenic and Old Lace, Blithe Spirit, and The Show Off.

Dolores O'Riordan  

Dolores O’Riordan

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

Burt Reynolds

Mark Salling

Mark Salling

Harvey Schmidt (Sept. 12, 1929 – Feb. 28, 2018): The composer of The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical in history.

Neil Simon

Neil Simon with his Tony Award

Neil Meron, Craig Zadan

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan

Craig Zadan (April 15, 1949- Aug. 20, 2018): Producer on the films Chicago, Hairspray and Gypsy, starring Bette Midler, Footloose and the television show “Smash”. He also brought back the TV musical along with his producing partner Neil Meron. On Broadway, Zadan and Meron produced the revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2011 and Promises, Promises in 2010.

Obituaries

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 and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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