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William Price Fox, Southern Novelist, Is Dead at 89

nytimes.com — William Price Fox, a novelist and humorist who plumbed his South Carolina roots for the colorful characters in his work, earning fans in the upper echelons of American literary life if not necessarily over a wide range of the nation's readers, died on April 19 at his home in Washington.

Richard Corliss, 71, Longtime Film Critic for Time, Dies

nytimes.com — Richard Corliss, whose well-informed and spirited movie reviews appeared in Time magazine for 35 years, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 71. His wife, Mary, said the cause was complications of a stroke. He had been in a hospice care center.

Lois Lilienstein, of the Children’s Trio Sharon, Lois & Bram, Dies at 78

nytimes.com — Lois Lilienstein, whose sunny personality and tuneful, bell-clear voice were central to the live and televised performances of Sharon, Lois & Bram, the Canadian singing group popular among young children and their families, died on Wednesday at her home in Toronto. She was 78. The cause was cancer, her son, David, told The Associated Press.

Frederic Morton, Author and Essayist, Dies at 90

nytimes.com — Frederic Morton, who left Austria as a boy as his family fled from the Nazis and made a celebrated literary career in the United States, much of which involved observing his homeland and its history from a distance, has died in Vienna. He was 90.

Elio Toaff, Spiritual Leader of Italian Jews, Dies at 99

nytimes.com — Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome for half a century, who as a leader of Italian Jewry during its revival after World War II helped forge more amicable relations between Jews and the Vatican, died on Sunday in Rome. He was 99. The death was reported by numerous news outlets in Europe and Israel.

The Sound of Fury

nytimes.com — Something about Stephen Adly Guirgis reminds you of a baby. A lumbering, hairy baby for sure, and a little unkempt, too, the kind of baby who generally looks as if he could use a shave and a good night's sleep.

Romulus Linney, Playwright, Dies at 80

nytimes.com — Romulus Linney, a playwright who roved along many intellectual paths, exploring the Southern Appalachian culture of his upbringing, refashioning classical works for modern times and adapting contemporary novels for the stage, died on Saturday at home in Germantown, N.Y. He was 80 and also had a home in Manhattan.

Joel Spira, Physicist Who Softened the Lights in Homes Everywhere, Dies at 88

nytimes.com — Joel Spira, who changed the ambience of homes around the world and encouraged romantic seductions of all types when he invented the first lighting dimmer for domestic use, died on April 8 in Coopersburg, Pa. He was 88. He had a heart attack and collapsed at his home, his daughter Susan Hakkarainen said.

Judith Malina, Founder of the Living Theater, Dies at 88

nytimes.com — Judith Malina, an actor and director who with her husband, Julian Beck, founded the Living Theater, a troupe of activists and provocateurs who advanced the idea of political theater in America, catalyzed fierce debate over their methods and intentions, and in the name of art ran afoul of civic authorities on three continents, died on Friday in Englewood, N.J.

Richard Dysart, Emmy-Winning Actor on ‘L.A. Law,’ Dies at 86

nytimes.com — Richard Dysart, a character actor who specialized in lawyers, doctors and other authority figures - most notably Leland McKenzie, the founding partner of the law firm McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak, on the soapy-serious prime-time drama "L.A. Law" - died on Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Apr 25, 2015

@bgzimmer @QuoteResearch my bad...shouldnt try to confirm stuff like this on deadline...

Apr 25, 2015

@bgzimmer @QuoteResearch you seem to have nailed me...however, turns out the origin may be even further back... the-beheld.com/2011/06/though…:

Apr 16, 2015

Who's dead? He may have helped you lose your virginity...... Joel Spira, Physicist Who Softened the Lights, Dies nyti.ms/1EFYcBL

Apr 13, 2015

For my friends in Chicagoland, I'm reading from Life Is a Wheel at the Evanston Public Library Tuesday at 7 PM. Drinks afterwards, yes?

Apr 12, 2015

Random recommendation -- Hamilton, now at the Public Theater, this summer on Broadway, is the most exciting new musical in a long time...

Apr 10, 2015

Who's dead? A gloriously dedicated provocateur...Judith Malina, Founder of the Living Theater, Dies at 88 nyti.ms/1GUfATs

Apr 09, 2015

Who's dead? Leland McKenzie, R.I.P.....Richard Dysart, Emmy-Winning Actor on ‘L.A. Law,’ Dies at 86 nyti.ms/1OgiX9U

Mar 29, 2015

Who's dead? He shaped stage comedy....Gene Saks, Tony-Winning Director of Neil Simon Hits, Dies at 93 nyti.ms/1Dgfvdw

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