Obituaries

Maya Angelou, American Poet, Activist, and Tony Nominee, Has Died at 86
By David Gordon · May 28, 2014

The author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings had a prosperous career in theater.

Playwright and Drama Critic Charles Marowitz Dies at 80
By David Gordon · May 6, 2014

Marowitz had one play on Broadway, 1987's Sherlock's Last Case.

Tony-Nominated Director Nicholas Martin Dies at 75
By David Gordon · May 1, 2014

Martin's most recent stage triumph was Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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