January 27, 2015

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News: Obituaries
Jean-Claude Baker, Owner of Celebrated Theatre District Bistro Chez Josephine and Adopted Son of Iconic Performer, Dies at 71
15 Jan 2015
Jean-Claude Baker, owner of the famed theatre district restaurant, Chez Josephine, died Jan. 15 at the age of 71. New York City's Chez Josephine was frequently visited by the Broadway community and known for its charm, French cuisine and live entertainment.

Edward Herrmann, Dignified Actor of Stage and Film, Known for His FDR and "Gilmore Girls," Dies at 71
31 Dec 2014
Edward Herrmann, a magisterial acting presence who made his mark in theatre, film and television, including a few memorable turns at Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and a Tony-winning performance in a 1976 revival of Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profression, died Dec. 31 in Manhattan. The cause was brain cancer. He was 71.

Luise Rainer, Double Oscar Winner of Cinema’s Early Years, Dies at 104
30 Dec 2014 -- Luise Rainer, the German-born, Max Reinhardt-trained film actress who made history by being the first performer to win two Academy Awards, only to see her career effectively end a handful of years later, died Dec. 30 in London, England. She was 104.

IN MEMORIAM: Playbill.com Remembers Those We Lost in 2014
30 Dec 2014 -- Director Mike Nichols, actors Elaine Stritch and Marian Seldes and journalists Martin Gottfried and Arthur Gelb were among those who left us in 2014. At year's end, Playbill remembers them and others who enriched our lives through their commitment to the stage.

Andrea Testani Gordon, Stage Manager, Dies at 46 (04 Dec 2014)

Brian Macdonald, Tony-Nominated Choreographer, Dies at 86 (02 Dec 2014)

Updated: Mike Nichols, Visionary Director of Stage and Screen, Dead at 83 (20 Nov 2014)

Jerry Tallmer, Theatre Critic Who Founded the Obie Awards, Dies at 93 (10 Nov 2014)

Donald Saddler, Veteran Broadway Dancer and Choreographer, Dies at 94 (04 Nov 2014)

Herb Schapiro, Co-Author of The Me Nobody Knows, Dies at 85 (03 Nov 2014)

Steve Curry, Original Cast Member of Hair, Dies at 68 (08 Oct 2014)

Marian Seldes, Actress and Emissary of Theatrical Grandeur, Dies at 86 (06 Oct 2014)

Geoffrey Holder, Tony-Winning Actor and Director, Dies at 84 (06 Oct 2014)

Sheldon Patinkin, Force in Shaping Chicago Theatre Scene, Dies at 79 (01 Oct 2014)

Michael McCarty, Broadway Actor, Dies at 68 (29 Sep 2014)

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