June 11, 2020 at 3:03 pm #1203528610
This will serve as the memoriam thread for those in the theater community who passed away between early June 2020 to early June 2021.
Joni Berry (dancer)
Christina Tippit Brown (book writer)
Pat Brymer (puppeteer)
Earl Cameron (actor)
Lewis John Carlino (playwright/director)
Nick Cordero (actor)
Michael Falzon (actor)
Christian Garrison (producer)
Ian Holm (actor)
Kristin Linklater (vocal coach)
Johnny Mandel (composer/orchestrator/arranger)
Carl Reiner (comedian/actor/playwright/director)
Sandy Rosenberg (actress)
Elly Stone (actress)
Charles Webb (novelist)
Mel Winkler (actor)
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The first passing is actor Mel Winkler, who appeared in Broadway productions such as The Great White Hope and Joe Turner’s Come And Gone. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mel-winkler-actor-devil-a-blue-dress-doc-hollywood-dies-at-78-1298033June 11, 2020 at 6:55 pm #1203528914
By the time the Tony Awards resume, I wonder how they’ll end up handling their In Memoriam segment for the next telecast. Will it consist of people who passed away dating back to now or June 2019?June 11, 2020 at 7:48 pm #1203528943
I would have to assume back to June 2019, otherwise it would be seen as insensitive.June 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm #1203528976
Plus, I think it would be so rude if they did not acknowledge the passings of legends like Martin Charnin, Hal Prince, Diahann Carroll, Jerry Herman, Zoe Caldwell, Mart Crowley, Terrence McNally, Brian Dennehy, Jerry Stiller, Larry Kramer, etc.June 16, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203537382
Puppeteer Pat Brymer, who worked on the 1994 production Lamb Chop On Broadway, passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pat-brymer-dead-gopher-puppeteer-caddyshack-was-70-1298620June 18, 2020 at 1:58 pm #1203541114June 19, 2020 at 6:16 am #1203541919
Actor Ian Holm has died at the age of 88.
While he was best known for his roles on the big screen such as Ash in 1979’s Alien, Sam Mussabini in 1981’s Chariots of Fire (which earned him an Oscar nomination), Mr. Kurtzmann in 1985’s Brazil, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, he appeared on Broadway once back in 1967 as Lenny in the original production of Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming. He even won a Tony Award for his performance, which just so happened to have been the first award of the night presented on the very first ceremony that was broadcast on national television. In his acceptance speech, he said “Ladies and gentlemen, this means that I can take home to England with me two very valuable objects from the United States: One brand new all American son, Barnaby, born February the 20th, New York City, 1967. And now, one brand new all American award, Tony, born 26th of March, 1967.”June 23, 2020 at 5:31 pm #1203548882
Playwright/director Lewis John Carlino passed away. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lewis-john-carlino-dead-great-santini-writer-director-was-88-1105522June 24, 2020 at 3:57 am #1203549343June 25, 2020 at 6:35 pm #1203552270
Novelist Charles Webb, whose novel The Graduate was turned into an Oscar-winning film and a Broadway play, passed away. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/charles-webb-whose-novel-the-graduate-inspired-a-hollywood-classic-dies-at-81/2020/06/25/301d657a-b62b-11ea-a510-55bf26485c93_story.htmlJune 28, 2020 at 10:16 am #1203555695June 30, 2020 at 6:44 am #1203558525
Comedy legend Carl Reiner has died at the age of 98. While he was best known for his work on both the big and small screen, he also made several contributions to Broadway. First, as an actor in 1948’s Inside U.S.A. and 1950’s Alive and Kicking. Then, as a director of 1967’s Something Different, 1972’s Tough to Get Help, and 1980’s The Roast.
https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ny-carl-reiner-dead-20200630-exmojh7g4bg2hmh45d3zvkzm64-story.htmlJune 30, 2020 at 4:48 pm #1203559743
Two more passings:
Composer/orchestrator/arranger Johnny Mandel. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/johnny-mandel-dead-famed-hollywood-composer-was-94-1301108
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