March 1, 2020 at 7:22 am #1203365743
Actress Joyce Gordon, who in 1966 made history as the first woman elected president of a Screen Actors Guild branch (the New York branch, to be specific), passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/joyce-gordon-dead-screen-actors-guild-president-dies-at-90-1281957March 1, 2020 at 11:59 am #1203365982
Actress Claudette Nevins passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/claudette-nevins-dead-stage-actress-plaza-suite-great-white-hope-was-82-1281997March 2, 2020 at 10:33 am #1203366959
James Lipton, who was the host of the long-running Bravo series, Inside the Actors Studio, has died of bladder cancer at the age of 93.
https://deadline.com/2020/03/james-lipton-dead-obituary-inside-the-actors-studio-host-1202872280/March 2, 2020 at 5:44 pm #1203367877
What a sad loss. He was truly one of a kind. RIP.March 3, 2020 at 5:02 pm #1203369565
Former CNN anchor Bobbie Battista passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bobbie-battista-dead-cnn-anchor-dies-at-67-1282386March 7, 2020 at 7:19 am #1203373996
Emmy-nominated actor Roscoe Born passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roscoe-born-dead-young-restless-actor-was-69-1283023March 7, 2020 at 11:29 am #1203374212
Danny Tidwell, the third season runner-up of So You Think You Can Dance, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/danny-tidwell-dead-you-think-you-can-dance-finalist-was-35-1283083March 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm #1203374501
Actor Nicholas Tucci (no relation to Stanley Tucci) passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nicholas-tucci-dead-youre-next-channel-zero-actor-was-38-1283089March 8, 2020 at 4:07 pm #1203375242
Award-winning playwright Mart Crowley has died at the age of 84.
After graduating from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1957 (where he studied acting and show business), Mart Crowley went out to Hollywood where he worked for a number of television production companies. In 1960, he met actress Natalie Wood while working as an assistant to director Elia Kazan during principal photography of Splendor in the Grass. After filming wrapped up, Mart became Natalie’s assistant and secretary for many years until her premature death in 1981. She even encouraged him to write a play he felt very passionate about in his spare time, which would become The Boys in the Band. Though in the early stages, it was hard for Mart find producers and theater owners who were interested as a lot of agents stayed away from the project due to its subject matter of LGBT. But it was championed by playwright Edward Albee and Richard Barr, who at the time was head of the Playwrights Units in New York. For the production, it proved “nearly impossible to find” actors willing to play gay characters. An old college friend of Crowley’s, 33-year-old Laurence Luckinbill, agreed to play Hank despite warnings from his agent that it would end his career, even though the agent was herself a lesbian. When The Boys in the Band premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, it was originally only scheduled to play five performances, and that was it. Yet, the original production became a fast success, and was able to spawn multiple productions as well as a 1970 film adaptation directed by William Friedkin which kept the original cast intact. In 2018, The Boys in the Band made its long-awaited Broadway debut with an all-star cast courtesy of producer Ryan Murphy. That production ended up winning last year’s Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, where Mart even received an accolade himself. A new film adaptation of The Boys in the Band is set to debut on Netflix later this year with the entire cast of the Broadway production reprising their roles.March 9, 2020 at 5:43 am #1203375583
Two-time Emmy nominee Max von Sydow has died at the age of 90.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/mar/09/max-von-sydow-star-of-the-exorcist-and-the-seventh-seal-dies-aged-90March 9, 2020 at 5:58 pm #1203376329
Two-time Emmy-winning writer/producer Earl Pomerantz passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/earl-pomerantz-dead-producer-emmy-winning-screenwriter-was-75-1283444March 10, 2020 at 7:06 pm #1203377684
Two more passings:
Film editor/visual effects artist/executive Jay Tilin. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jay-tilin-dead-head-production-at-goldcrest-post-was-62-1283602March 15, 2020 at 10:56 am #1203382060
7th Heaven star Lorenzo Brino passed away in a car accident last week. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lorenzo-brino-dead-7th-heaven-star-dies-at-21-1284735March 17, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1203384977
Two more passings:March 20, 2020 at 7:29 pm #1203388781
An NBC News technician named Larry Edgeworth has died from the coronavirus. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/nbc-news-employee-dies-coronavirus-diagnosis-1285614
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