IN MEMORIAM: Playbill Remembers Those We Lost in 2012

By Robert Simonson
27 Dec 2012

Steve Roland

Janet Carroll, 71, a film and TV character actress who starred as Aunt March in the 2004 Broadway musical Little Women, and played Tom Cruise's mother in "Risky Business," on May 22 in New York.

Carrie Smith, 86, a jazz and blues singer who achieved stage fame as one of the stars of the Broadway musical revue Black and Blue, on May 20 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home of the Actors Fund in Englewood, N.J.

Henry Denker, 99, a prolific writer who over a long career wrote numerous plays, novels, teleplays and radio plays, on May 15 at his home in Manhattan.

Beatrice Terry, 52, a theatre director who was the associate director on several Broadway shows, on May 15 at her home in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Steve Roland, 83, an actor at home in Broadway shows, TV commercials and smoky clubs over a long career, on April 26 at his home in New York City.

Bart Kahn, 46, a dresser and stage manager who worked on Broadway, on April 19.

Paul Bogart, 92, a prominent television director who brought a number of well-known plays to the screen, on April 15 in Chapel Hill, NC.

John Arden, 82, a British playwright with a pungent political conscience who rose to prominence in the 1950s with Serjeant Musgrave's Dance and was often likened to an English answer to Bertolt Brecht, on March 28 in Galway.

Ulu Grosbard, 83, a Belgian-born American stage director who brought a naturalistic touch, intelligence, a low profile and unending patience to premieres by Frank D. Gilroy, David Mamet and Arthur Miller, on March 18 in Manhattan.

Donald Smith, 79, a major figure in the cabaret world who produced the engagements for the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room for the decade beginning in 1982, on March 13.