The stand-up performer appeared as Edna Turnblad in Broadway's hit musical Hairspray in 2005.
The Tony-nominated Hollywood film star leaves behind nine decades of film, television, and stage work.
The songwriter was 86 years old.
The young Hollywood icon Shirley Temple lit up American movie houses during the Great Depression.
Hoffman last appeared on Broadway in the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman.
Baraka's 1964 play Dutchman earned an Obie Award for its off-Broadway premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
The legendary actor was 81 years old.