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

By Robert Simonson
30 Dec 2013

Kevin Gray and wife Dodie Pettit
Photo by Monica Simoes

Eugene V. Wolsk, 84, a theatre veteran who rose through the Broadway ranks from company manager to general manager to producer, on May 2.

Jacqueline Brookes, 82, a stage actress who was known for her facility with the work of dramatic authors, both modern and classic, died April 26 in Manhattan.

Roy Miller, who came into his own as a Broadway producer over the past decade, died on April 28, following a brief illness. He was 52.



Lisa Jalowetz Aronson, 93, who, as assistant to her husband, the legendary scenic designer Boris Aronson, played a role in some of the most famous stage productions of the 20th century, of respiratory failure on April 18 at her home in Nyack.

Sam Crothers, 75, a Broadway producer, on April 13 in his Boynton Beach, FL, home after a year-long battle with lymphoma.

Helena Carroll, 84, a Scottish-born actress who did stage, film and television work in the United States, on March 31 in Marina del Rey, CA, of heart failure.

Sybil Christopher, 83, the actress, director and nightclub owner who helped found Long Island's Bay Street Theatre and was its artistic director for 22 years, on March 9.

Arthur Storch, 87, the founding producing artistic director of Syracuse Stage and former chair of Syracuse University's department of drama, on March 5.

Bonnie Franklin, 69, who starred as a single mother navigating the dating and working worlds of the 1970s and early '80s in the popular sitcom "One Day at a Time," on March 1, of pancreatic cancer, at her home in Los Angeles.

Lou Myers, 77, an actor who worked in film and theatre, but was best known for his regular role on the sitcom "A Different World," on Feb. 19 in West Virginia at Charleston Medical Center, following a heart-related emergency.

Kevin Gray, 55, a Broadway performer who appeared in productions of British mega-musicals like The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, on Feb. 11, according to The Hartt School in Hartford, for which he worked.

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