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Celebrity Deaths in Theater

  • Patricia Morison, 103 (1915 - 2018)

    Patricia Morison

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate," starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in "The King and I" and appeared in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died Sunday at age 103. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Donald McKayle, 87 (1930 - 2018)

    Donald McKayle

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as "Raisin" and "Sophisticated Ladies," has died. He was 87. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Harvey Schmidt, 88 (1929 - 2018)

    Harvey  Schmidt

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Schmidt, the composer of "The Fantasticks," which made its debut when Dwight D. Eisenhower was still president and became the longest running musical in history, has died. He was 88. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Michael Friedman, 41 (2017)

    Michael Friedman

    Michael Friedman, the composer and lyricist for the rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," has died at the age of 41. Friedman died on Saturday, September 9, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Bernard Pomerance, 76 (2017)

    Bernard Pomerance

    Bernard Pomerance, the playwright best known for the Tony Award-winning play about a horribly deformed man that has lured some of Hollywood's biggest names, such as Bradley Cooper and John Hurt, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was 76. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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