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Comedian John Pinette Found Dead in Pittsburgh Hotel at Age 50
By Hayley Levitt · Apr 7, 2014 · New York City

The stand-up performer appeared as Edna Turnblad in Broadway's hit musical Hairspray in 2005.

American Film and Stage Legend Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
By Hayley Levitt · Apr 7, 2014 · Los Angeles

The Tony-nominated Hollywood film star leaves behind nine decades of film, television, and stage work.

Character Actor James Rebhorn Dies at 65
By Hayley Levitt · Mar 24, 2014 · New York City

The seven-time Broadway veteran died after a 22-year battle with cancer.

The Waltons Patriarch Ralph Waite Dies at 85
By Hayley Levitt · Feb 14, 2014 · New York City, Los Angeles

Waite made his professional stage debut in 1960, going on to appear in eight Broadway productions.

Television Comedy Pioneer Sid Caesar Dies at 91
By David Gordon · Feb 12, 2014 · New York City

Caesar made his mark on Broadway as seven different characters in the musical Little Me.

Shirley Temple Black, Who Delighted Audiences as a Curly-Haired Child Star, Dies at Age 85
By Hayley Levitt · Feb 11, 2014 · Los Angeles

The young Hollywood icon Shirley Temple lit up American movie houses during the Great Depression.

Oscar-Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead at 46
By Hayley Levitt · Feb 2, 2014 · New York City

Hoffman last appeared on Broadway in the 2012 revival of Death of a Salesman.

Controversial Poet and Playwright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79
By Hayley Levitt · Jan 10, 2014 · North Jersey, New Jersey

Baraka's 1964 play Dutchman earned an Obie Award for its off-Broadway premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

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