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

By Robert Simonson
30 Dec 2013

Paul Ainsley

Garrett Lewis, 77, an Academy Award-nominated set decorator, on Jan. 29 at his home in Woodland Hills, CA, of natural causes.

Paul Ainsley, 67, who created the role of King Herod in the original Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar, on Jan. 19 in Los Angeles from heart-related complications.

John R. Powers, 67, who wrote the book of the hit musical Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, on Jan. 17 of a heart attack.



Conrad Bain, 89, who became a familiar television face as a star of two popular sitcoms, "Maude" and "Diff'rent Stokes," while maintaining a steady stage career, on Jan. 14. He was 89.

Susan Hight Denny, 84, who starred on Broadway in the original production of Guys and Dolls and later taught musical theatre vocal performance at American University, on Jan. 13 in Silver Spring, MD, after a long illness.