IN MEMORIAM: Playbill.com Remembers Those We Lost in 2013

By Robert Simonson
30 Dec 2013

Karen Black

Henry Polic II, 68, a veteran stage and television actor with dozens of credits, died Aug. 11 after a long battle with cancer.

Jane Harvey, 88, who recorded with the Benny Goodman orchestra in the 1940's and later sang with Desi Arnaz, died at her home in Los Angeles Aug. 15, of cancer.

Shirley Herz, 78, a veteran theatre press agent who ran her own firm at a time when her industry was dominated by men, on Aug. 11, at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, from complications from a stroke.



Eydie Gorme, 84, a popular singer of the '50s and '60s in the wholesome, all-American vein, who became known the world over as half of the duo Steve and Eydie when she married Steve Lawrence, on Aug. 10 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

Regina Resnik, 90, an opera star who sang more than 300 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and who received a Tony Award nomination for Cabaret in 1987, died on Aug. 8 in Manhattan.

Karen Black, 75, a film actress who, through her singularly quirky, sensuous, cross-eyed charm, came to epitomize the roguish spirit of American filmmaking of the late '60s and early '70s, on Aug. 8 following a long battle with cancer.

Richard "Bick" Goss, 75, a theatre director and choreographer, former Bob Fosse dancer, and the founder and co-artistic director of the non-profit musical theatre development organization, Musical Mondays Theatre Lab, on Aug. 3 from complications related to Parkinson's Disease.

Eileen Brennan, 80, who brought wit, character and an earthy sexuality to a host of roles on both screen and stage, on July 28 at her home in Burbank.

Miller Wright, 59, a veteran New York theatre publicist, died July 18, after a fall from his 23rd floor Manhattan apartment.

Ashton Springer, 82, a Broadway producer whose credits included the hit musical revues Bubbling Brown Sugar and Eubie!, on July 15 in Mamaroneck, NY, of pneumonia.

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