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Jeffrey Bennett, founder Bare Bones Theater Company, LI Director, LI Actor
QUESTION: Can you name any New York theatre community - and that includes the loftiest regions west of Broadway and south of 14th Street - that can boast a weekly publication combining information on auditions, tech openings, emergency casting appeals, actor interviews, reader reviews, behind the scenes features, tasty show biz trivia (before you interrupt to suggest Backstage or Variety, allow me to finish my sentence)....all composed, organized, typed, edited, assembled and distributed by a single individual? Debbie, none of us can conceive of the number of work hours and sheer love you've poured into this now 17-year endeavor, and all of us thank you from the heart for saying YES! to what must surely have been a sometimes (or should I say close to always?) stressful work assignment.
This is, of course, a rhetorical question. We're all hugely grateful to the team that has agreed to continue your great work and allow us the luxury of something resembling Deb's Web in the future. But it won't be the same!


Thank you, Jeff.  You're very kind.  Well, this is it, folks.  I have very mixed emotions.  I am both sad and happy to be released from something that I have taken seriously and felt very responsible for for many years. If it was Wednesday, I was at my computer working on the newsletter.  The other pages were worked on daily, but the newsletter, ah!, the newsletter.

Some out there have mistakenly thought I was running for political office.  I am most definitely not.  What I am doing is getting more involved in political activism.  I have been extremely worried and agitated for the last year and have decided to do something.  I have been to two demonstrations; one was a rally at a Representative Lee Zeldin fundraiser (for the rich if one can judge by the vehicles driven there), who I hope will be defeated next November, the other was for common sense gun legislation (at Zeldin's Patchogue office).  Just recently a three-year-old killed a one-year-old sibling not to mention California yesterday, Texas last week, Las Vegas, Florida, Sandy Hill, etc. etc. etc. ad nauseum.

I am developing a presence on Twitter as some of you may be aware.  I get lots of "likes" and "retweets" and hope I can have an impact there. I hope you'll follow along @ActressDebbie.


I started Deb's Web on August 18, 2000.  I gave back the three months I missed when I was in the nursing home to complete the full 17 years. Hence, the November date.  For those of you who sent letters through the Volunteer Theatre Actors Association and elsewhere, I say "Thank you." I'm glad I was able to serve.  

For the naysayers (and there were many) who said Deb's Web would become a "rag" or a place for "dishing", I respond that, in 17 years, I prevented that from happening and turned it into a tool for positivity and a "cheerleader for Long Island Theater."   

For those who insisted that I got some personal benefit from Deb's Web, e.g, some said that I knew about all the auditions and garnered roles for myself, I respond that Deb's Web gave every actor and would-be-actor the same information, thereby possibly losing roles for myself.  Everyone knew about every role and every audition that I knew about.  If having to pay for a website every year (after it was no longer free) is a benefit - well that one's self-explanatory.  If publishing Deb's Web with one-hand for six-months after I shattered my wrist and underwent two surgeries - and this one's self-explanatory as well.  AND for those who thought this was a vanity project, Deb's Web was named by the readers in a poll, not by me.

I desire nothing other than the LI Theater Community looking back fondly on a job that I think was well done for altruistic reasons and love of local theater.

Long Island Community Theatre Collective lictc.org, has been established by some members of the LI theater community.  Please try not to be too demanding of these volunteers. 

I originally did every job myself with the exception of technical/computer problems (pretty much all I knew how to do was send email).  Over the years, a number of people responded to my plea for assistance.  They have generously contributed to Deb's Web and we should all thank them for their faithful service to the Long Island Theater Community.  If I've forgotten anyone, please forgive me.
John Tighe - technical assistance when Debbie wanted to throw the computer out of the window
 Mary Ellin Kurtz - member birthdays
 Gary Tifeld - Celeb births & deaths
 Peter Morrison - Film & Theater trivia contributor
 Rich McDermott - Humor contributor
Frank Tangredi - Pollster, Theater trivia contributor
 Craig Mitchell - TV trivia contributor
 Fran Proto Bookbinder - Deb's Web Junior
Steve McCasland - Celeb deaths
Phyllis March - Thought for the Week
Fred Richards - got me connected with a Homestead.com website


ONE LAST THOUGHT

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. ~ Donald Trump
[ed. - truer words never were spoken.]


CAST CALL CALENDAR - Check the cast calls page for complete listings, character descriptions, etc. www.debsliweb.com/castcalls.html

ACTORS

!!EMERGENCY!!
North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck is seeking a male actor/singer (tenor) 25-45 to fill the role of Dr. Madden in Next to Normal. Show dates are Jan 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 & Feb 2, 3 & 4. Rehearsals: Sun, Mon & Wed. This character will not be needed for all rehearsals. Contact director Jessica Raven at 631-804-6900 or at jessrae829@gmail.com 

!!EMERGENCY!!
Annie! at the Broadhollow Theater is looking for an immediate replacement for Drake and a myriad of other roles. Looking for an actor for both runs or to split Bayway or Elmont. If interested, e-mail headshot and resume to director at BHTAnniemusical@gmail.com. 
Show dates: 
Bayway
Sat, Dec 2 - 2PM
Sun, Dec 3 - 2:30PM
Tues, Dec 5 – 2:30PM
Wed, Dec 6 – 10AM
Sat, Dec 9 - 4PM
Sun, Dec 10 - 11:30am & 3:30pm
Wed, Dec 13 – 10 am
Sat, Dec 16 - 4PM
Sun, Dec 17 - 11:30am & 3:30pm
Elmont
Sat, Jan 6 - 4PM
Sun, Jan 7 - 11:30am & 3:30pm
Mon, Jany 8 – 9:45AM
Sat, Jan 13- 4PM
Sun, Jan 14 - 11:30am & 3:30pm
Sat, Jan 20- 4PM
Sun, Jan 21 - 2pm

ONGOING CALLS

Writer/Director Alex Cherney is casting for a new drama/sci-fi feature film Santamaria
When Jake becomes obsessed with trying to hook up, he gets involved with a secret organization that changes the way he looks and acts to guarantee successful dating app encounters. Santamaria is about our young society’s view of dating & relationships as channeled through dating apps. It is the 4th feature film from writer/director Alex Cherney and shoots early Jan on LI. There are several roles available for all ages. If interested in the project, send a headshot, resume, and any video reels to: cherney.alexander@gmail.com [ed. - I did a film with Alex four years ago. It was a rewarding experience. He's a very talented young man.]

​Adrenaline Entertainment is looking for one last princess and children’s entertainer to complete its team. Best job EVER for a fun, lively, and energetic gal. MUST be available Sat and Sun. Must have own car. We Train you. $50 for a 1 hour event plus tip. Email info@rushoffun.com or call 516-351-0423.

Lantern Theatre seeks actors and directors for dramatic readings at libraries, etc. for pay. Book in hand; few rehearsals; pay for each performance. Contact Richard Weiner 516 754 1047 or e mail rmwesq13@aol.com.

SINGERS/DANCERS

Long Island Cabaret Theatre, on behalf of Director Gary Dana and Musical Director Sid Cherry, is seeking singers and dancers for a musical cabaret revue entitled The Music of Our Lives, featuring the best of Broadway and Popular music. Meghan Nieland will choreograph. Performances will be in Wantagh in the Fall. Call or text Gary Dana or text at (516) 946-7207 or e-mail licabaret@aol.com to audition. 

MUSICIANS

The Gingerbread Players, a community-theater troupe of 40-plus years’ standing in Forest Hills, Queens are looking for a pianist/music director to accompany our annual spring family musicals. We perform at St. Luke’s Church, 85 Greenway South, Forest Hills. Rehearsals are mostly on weekend afternoons. We are looking for someone who shares our love of theater and our joy in passing that love on to the next generation. You'll be working with children and adults of all levels of experience, from newbies to folks with advanced theater degrees. The troupe is strictly amateur, but there is the possibility of a small stipend for the music director. If interested, contact Louise Guinther (ltg@operanews.com or 212-769-7082) as soon as possible to arrange an interview/audition. Our next show begins rehearsals in early Jan.

Looking for a musical director/pianist. Job requires you to play the piano, read music and have experience working with children. $10 per hour. Email us if you are interested in the position at raffaeletheatricalproductions@gmail.com

​TECHNICIANS

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is seeking a skilled and experienced Scenic Painter for upcoming productions. Position begins immediately. Must be local to Long Island with own transportation. Send resume to: jtully@engemantheater.com


CLASSIFIED
Deb's Web presents ads as a service to educators & performers in the LI Theater Community. In no way should they be construed as an endorsement. Be sure to research each offering thoroughly as Deb's Web will not be held responsible/liable in any way.

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
300 Forest Drive, East Hills 11548  
Children’s Theatre Director:
Work with children in Grades K-2nd 
Meets Sun 10:15-11:30AM from Nov-June
Teach theatre games, vocal warm-ups and direct a show to be performed in the spring.
Must have experience working with children.
Location: Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn
Contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 516-484-1545, ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org
Children’s Voice Teacher:
Teach small group classes for children in grades 2 - 5 on Sat (time T.B.D.)
10 week session
Introduce basics of vocal technique and performance skills
Ability to play piano is a plus but not mandatory
Must have experience working with children
For consideration contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 516-484-1545, ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org


YOUTH THEATER

New Facebook page for Youth theatre:
https://www.facebook.com/Auditions4YOUth-NY-125318041421767/
The page name is Auditions4YOUth NY *Note space between YOUth and NY*
You can post your own news; Fran will monitor it and delete anything inappropriate
Anyone questions, email: Auditions4Uth@gmail.com.


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CLOSING

​Cat's Cradle @ Douglaston Community Theatre 11/18

Little Shop of Horrors @ Theatre by the Bay 11/19

I Ought to be in Pictures @ Carriage House Players 11/19

And Then There Were None @ Hardscrabble Theater 11/19

Diamond Girl @ Theatre Box 11/19

Annie Warbucks @ St. Hugh Productions 11/19

Beauty and the Beast @ Star Playhouse 11/19

A View from the Bridge @ Wesley Players 11/19


ONE PERSON'S (RE)VIEW

John Torrez at Eastline
I saw the opening of EastLine Theatre’s production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus and I feel compelled to shout from the hills about how truly fantastic I think it is. Equus is the type of play EastLine exists to present: seldom done, challenging to mount, and difficult to forget. Its director Daniel Higgins leverages this talented cast and EastLine’s newly enhanced technical resources to inject fresh dynamism into this classic of the modern theater. Jacob Brenna immerses himself into the role of young Alan, one of the most difficult characters to genuinely realize, and his fine performance, along with Frank DiSpigno’s masterful portrayal of the psychiatrist Dysart, drive Equus from the starting gate to the finish line. Patrick Finn and Rosemary Kurtz deliver strong turns as Alan’s parents, illuminating how each one both loves him and binds him in their own way. Nicole Savin’s Jill, the girl who is attracted to the boy Alan could be, is nuanced, providing the perfect, heartbreaking counterpoint. As with most shows directed by Mr. Higgins, the ensemble is tight and nary a note is missed. I urge all to check out this Equus while you have the opportunity.


TRIVIA DEPARTMENT 

FILM

Last Week's Stumper
From which film comes the line, "You likee Chinee New Year?"
Bonus*: Which actor says it, and to which other actor?
Answer: The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Bonus*:   Mike Mazurki (as The Coolie) says it to Walter Huston (as Sir Guy Charteris) at the end of the film
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*

MUSICAL THEATER

Last Week's Stumper 
In which recent musical does a young man declare his love for a girl by singing in Italian?
Bonus*: Name the male and female characters involved and the actors who play them,
Answer:  Light in the Piazza (Vivian Beaumont, 4/18/2005-7 /2/2006, 504 perfs.)
Bonus*:  Matthew Morrison as Fabrizio and Kelli O'Hara as Clara
Winner(s): Alan Blayne*

NON-MUSICAL THEATER

Last Week's Stumper 
​In which comedy do three different people play the female lead?
Bonus*: What is unusual about one of those people?
Answer:  The Play That Goes Wrong (Lyceum, 4/2/2017-present, 251 perfs. as of Nov 7)
Bonus*:  One of the people who plays the female is a man.
Winner(s): ;- (

THIS WEEK IN BROADWAY HISTORY

Nov. 16, 1935 - The circus musical "Jumbo" opens with stars Jimmy Durante and music by Rodgers and Hart.
Nov. 16, 1959 - Martin Mary opens in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music."
Nov. 16, 1981 - Jason Alexander makes his Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along," which lasts 16 performances.
Nov. 16, 1989 - Tyne Daly stars in the revival of "Gypsy."
Nov. 17, 1962 - Sid Caesar has seven roles in the Cy Coleman-Carolyn Leigh musical "Little Me."
Nov. 17, 1968 - Herschel Bernardi stars in the Kander-Ebb musical "Zorba," which was a 1964 movie with Anthony Quinn.
Nov. 17, 1994 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" opens with Glenn Close.
Nov. 18, 1933 - Bob Hope stars in and Jerome Kern provides the music for "Roberta."
Nov. 18, 1964 - Alan Alda opens in "The Owl and the Pussycat."
Nov. 19, 1985 - Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little team up for "I'm Not Rappaport," which wins a Tony Award.
Nov. 20, 1952 - "The Seven Year Itch" begins a 1,141-performance run. Marilyn Monroe stars in the 1955 movie.
Nov. 20, 1966 - The Kander and Ebb musical "Cabaret" beckons "Willkommen" with Jill Haworth as Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as the emcee of the 
                          Kit Kat Club. Ann Reinking makes her Broadway debut as a Kit Kat girl.
Nov. 20, 1981 - A World War II training camp murder gets depicted in "A Soldier's Story," starring Denzel Washington, Adolph Caesar & Samuel L. Jackson.
Nov. 21, 1934 - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" opens w/Ethel Merman doing the title song and "I Get A Kick Out Of You."
Nov. 23, 1937 - John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" is adapted to the stage by George S. Kaufman w/Wallace Ford as George & Broderick Crawford as Lenny.
Nov. 23, 1938 - Rodgers & Hart's "The Boys from Syracuse" opens with Burl Ives & Eddie Albert in the cast, based on Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors."
Nov. 23, 1944 - Arthur Miller's first play, "The Man Who Had All The Luck," opens.
Nov. 23, 1959 - Tom Bosley, who later goes on to TV comedy fame on "Happy Days," becomes a Broadway star with the opening of "Fiorello."​


HUMOR submitted by Rich McDermott
Merges: Combinations of two (or more) show biz titles and the resulting plot.
[ed. - I hope you got as big a kick as I did from Rich's clever mergers.]

THE BUCKET LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER
Adrian is murdered but he had sent a list of eleven suspects to two old friends who vow to track each one down before they're too feeble.

ALL MY CHILDREN OF THE CORN
Pine Valley gets "horrorfied" when Erica Kane's umpteenth husband turns out to be Stephen King.

THE BANK DICK TRACY
W. C. Fields enlists the help of Tracy to successfully foil some robbers, and they toast each other at the Black Pussycat Café.

PETER PANIC IN NEEDLE PARK
Pan finally grows up, only to find that he's "Hooked" in a different way now.

TOOTSIEGE AT RED RIVER
Confederate soldier Van Johnson waylays a Union shipment of guns and poses as a female saloon singer to help smuggle them to Southern forces.

CUSTER'S LAST STAND BY ME
A few young boys go camping and accidentally dig up the remains of cavalry men lost at Little Big Horn.

MEN IN BLACK BEAUTY
Two nattily dressed G-men track down an extraterrestrial being who's living incognito as a horse.

AS YOU LIKE IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
Frank Capra takes on William Shakespeare in this lighthearted romp.

A NIGHT AT THE OPERATION DUMBO DROP
Madness ensues as the Marx Brothers are given the assignment of transporting a huge pachyderm.

THE BLUES BROTHERS KARAMAZOV
A domineering father tries to rule his three sons and one illegitimate boy with an iron hand, but two of the boys unite the others into a blues band to break tradition.

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME AND MY GAL
Middleweight champ Rocky Graziano gives up boxing and teams up with a young Judy Garland on the vaudeville circuit.

ENTOURAGE OF INNOCENCE
An 1870s aristocratic lawyer questions his wedding plans when his three meddling cronies get into the action.

FULL HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL
Vincent Price invites the blended Tanner family to move into a macabre mansion, but their wholesome lifestyle transforms it into a funhouse.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMES AT SEA
Let the chimes ring out as Quasimodo winds up as a glockenspiel player in the pit band of a 1930s Broadway musical.


MILESTONES 
LI birthday/anniversary info by Mary Ellin Kurtz at maryellin@optonline.net Send in your birthday/anniversary to get a mention in Deb's Web!
Celebrity births/deaths by Gary Tifeld
Happy Birthday to all you LI Theater Folk

BORN 11/17
Christopher Linn 
Acting guru Lee Strasberg born 1901 
Actor Peter Cook (Beyond the Fringe) born 1937 
Director Martin Scorsese (Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The Departed) is 75
Actress Lauren Hutton (American Gigolo) is 74
Producer Lorne Michaels (SNL) is 73
Actor/Director Danny DeVito (Taxi, Throw Momma From the Train) is 73
Actor Stephen Root (NewsRadio, Office Space) is 66
Actor Brent Carver (Kiss of the Spider Woman) is 66
Actress Neva Small (Fiddler on the Roof) is 65
Actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Scarface) is 59
Actor William R. Moses (Falcon Crest) is 58
DIED 11/17 
Actress/Singer Ruth Brown (Black and Blue - 2006 - Heart attack 
Actress Esther Rolle (Good Times) - 1998 - Diabetes complications 
Actor/Musician Mark Hardwick (Pump Boys - Dinettes) - 1993 
Actor Jimmy Ritz (The Ritz Brothers) - 1985 - Heart failure 

BORN 11/18 
Carolyn Popadin
Actress/Comedienne Imogene Coca (Your Show of Shows) born 1908 
Actress/Singer Dorothy Collins (Follies) born 1926 
Actor Danny Sewell (Oliver!) born 1930 
Actor Brad Sullivan (The Prince of Tides) born 1931 
Actress Brenda Vaccaro (Once is Not Enough) is 78
Actor David Hemmings (Blow-up) born 1941 
Actress Linda Evans (Dynasty) is 75
Actor/Director Walter Bobbie (Guys & Dolls) is 72
Actor Jameson Parker (Simon & Simon) is 70
Actor Eric Pierpoint (Alien Nation) is 67
Actor Delroy Lindo (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone) is 65
Actor Kevin Nealon (SNL) is 64
Actress Elizabeth Perkins (Big) is 57
Actress Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) is 48
Actress Chloe Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry) is 43
Actress Christina Vidal (Life with Mikey) is 36
DIED 11/18 
Actor Harold J. Stone - 2005 - Natural causes 
Actor/Dancer Gregory Mitchell (Song & Dance) - 2004 - Heart attack 
Composer Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, City of Angels, etc.) - 2004 - Heart attack 
Actress Vivian Bonnell (For Pete’s Sake) - 2003 - Diabetes 
Actor James Coburn (Affliction) - 2002 - Heart attack 
Actress Beatrice Colen (Happy Days) - 1999 - Lung cancer 
Musician Cab Calloway (Minnie the Moocher) - 1994 - Stroke 
Actor Fritz Feld - 1993 
Actor Richard DeFabees – 1993 

BORN 11/19 
Joel Sunshine
Actor Alan Young (Mister Ed) born 1919 
Actress Gene Tierney (Laura) born 1920 
Talk-show host Dick Cavett is 81
Actor Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) born 1942 
Actor Robert Beltran (Star Trek:Voyager) is 64
Actor Tom Villard (We Got It Made) born 1953 
Actress Glynnis O’Connor (Ode to Billy Joe, Little Mo) is 61
Actress Allison Janney (The West Wing) is 57
Actress Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally) is 56
Actress Jodie Foster (The Accused, Silence of the Lambs) is 55
Dancer Savion Glover (Bring in Da Noise…) is 44
DIED 11/19 
Actor John Neville (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen) – 2011 – Alzheimer’s disease 
Actor Dick Wilson (Mr. Whipple) – 2007 – Natural causes 
Director Alan J. Pakula (Klute, Sophie’s Choice) - 1998 - Car accident 
Actor Stepin Fetchit - 1985 - Pneumonia 
Actor Peter Coffield (Times Square) - 1983 - Cancer 
Lyricist Carolyn Leigh (Little Me) – 1981 

BORN 11/20 
Actress Judy Canova born 1913 
Actress Evelyn Keyes (Gone With the Wind) born 1916 
Actress Gene Tierney (Laura) born 1920 
Actress Phyllis Thaxter (Superman) born 1919 
Actress Kaye Ballard (The Mothers-in-Law) is 91
Actress Estelle Parsons (Bonnie & Clyde, Roseanne) is 90
Actor Franklin Cover (The Jeffersons) born 1928 
Actor Richard Dawson (Family Feud) born 1932 
Dick Smothers (The Smothers Brothers) is 78
Actress Veronica Hamel (Hill Street Blues) is 74
Actor Samuel E. Wright (The Little Mermaid) is 71
Actor Richard Masur (One Day At a Time) is 69
Actress Bo Derek (“10”) is 61
Actress Sean Young (No Way Out) is 58
DIED 11/20 
Director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Working Girl, etc.) – 2014 – Heart attack 
Director Robert Altman (M*A*S*H, Nashville, etc.) - 2006 - Leukemia 
Director Emile Ardolino (Sister Act) - AIDS – 1993 

BORN 11/21 
Steve Ayle
Actress Vivian Blaine (Guys & Dolls) born 1921 
Actor Joseph Campanella is 93
Actor Laurence Luckinbill (The Boys in the Band) is 83
Actress Marlo Thomas (That Girl) is 80
Dancer Natalia Makarova (On Your Toes) is 77
Actress Juliet Mills (Nanny and the Professor) is 76
Actor/Director Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters) born 1944 
Actress Goldie Hawn (Private Benjamin) is 72
Actress Deborah Shelton (Body Double) is 69
Actress Lorna Luft (Grease 2) is 65
Actress Cynthia Rhodes (Staying Alive) is 61
Actress Cherry Jones (Doubt) is 61
Actor Paul Schoeffler (Peter Pan) is 59
Actress Nicolette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives) is 54
DIED 11/21 
Actress Deborah Raffin (Once is Not Enough) – 2012 – Leukemia 
Actor Bill Bixby (Courtship of Eddie’s Father, Incredible Hulk) – 1993 – Prostate cancer 
Actor Jerry Colonna – 1986 – Kidney disease 

BORN 11/22 
Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael (Stardust) born 1899 
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield born 1921 
Director Arthur Hiller (Love Story) born 1923 
Director Sir Peter Hall (Amadeus) is 87
Actor Robert Vaughn (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) born 1932 
Actor Allen Garfield (Nashville) is 78
Director Terry Gilliam (Brazil) is 77
Actor Tom Conti (Whose Life is it Anyway) is 76
Actor/Musician Steve Van Zandt (The Sopranos, The E Street Band) is 67
Actor Richard Kind (Spin City) is 61
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) is 59
Actress Mariel Hemingway (Manhattan, Star 80) is 56
Actor Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night) is 53
Actor Brian Robbins (Head of the Class) is 51
Actor Nicholas Rowe (Young Sherlock Holmes) is 51
Actor Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart) is 50
DIED 11/22 
Actor/Teacher Mark Lenard (Star Trek) – 1996 – Multiple myeloma 
Actress Norma Donaldson (Guys & Dolls) – 1994 – Cancer 
Voice actor Sterling Holloway (Winnie the Pooh) – 1992 – Cardiac arrest 
Actor Benjamin “Scatman” Crothers (Chico and the Man) – 1986 – Lung cancer 
Actor Michael Conrad (Hill Street Blues) – 1983 – Urethral cancer 
Actress/Writer Mae West – 1980 – Complications from stroke 

BORN 11/23 
Anthony Festo
Actor Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) born 1887 
Adolph “Harpo” Marx born 1888 
Actress/Singer Ruth Etting born 1896 
Actor Victor Jory born 1902 
Actor John Dehner born 1915 
Actor Michael Gough (Batman) born 1913 
Choreographer Peter Gennaro (Annie) born 1919 
Lyricist Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof) born 1928 
Screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) is 83
Actress Elmarie Wendel (3rd Rock From the Sun) is 78
Actor Franco Nero (Camelot) is 76
Actress Susan Anspach (Five Easy Pieces) is 75
Actor Steve Landesberg (Barney Miller) born 1945 
Actor David Rappaport (Time Bandits) born 1951 
Actress/Singer B.J. Crosby (Smokey Joe’s Café) born 1952 
Musician Bruce Hornsby (The Way It Is) is 63
Actor/Comedian Steve Harvey (The Steve Harvey Show) is 61
Actress Dominique Dunne (Poltergeist) born 1959 
Actor Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2) is 58
Actor Oded Fehr (The Mummy) is 47

DIED 11/23 
Actor Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie) – 2012 – Throat cancer 
Lyricist Betty Comden (On the Town, Bells Are Ringing, etc.) – 2006 – Heart failure 
Actor Philippe Noiret (Cinema Paradiso) – 2006 – Cancer 
Actress Constance Cummings (Wings) – 2005 
Director Louis Malle (Atlantic City) – 1995 – Lymphoma 
Actor Klaus Kinski (Nosferatu) – 1991 – Heart attack 
Writer Roald Dahl (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) – 1990 – Leukemia 
Actress Merle Oberon (Wuthering Heights) – 1979 – Stroke
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Debbie
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The Final Newsletter!!
11/16/17
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