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Fritz Weaver, Tony-Winning Veteran of Stage and Screen, Dies at 90

Fritz Weaver, Tony-Winning Veteran of Stage and Screen, Dies at 90
Fritz Weaver, the courtly veteran of Broadway and the big screen who won a Tony Award and stood out in such films as Fail-Safe and The Day of the Dolphin, has died. He was 90.

Weaver died Saturday at home in Manhattan, The New York Times reported.

His sister was Mary Weaver Dodson, a four-time Emmy-nominated art director known for her work on Murder, She Wrote. She died in February.

Weaver received his Tony in 1970 for his performance as strict Catholic boarding school teacher Jerome Malley in Robert Marasco's long-running thriller Child's Play.

The 6-foot-3 Pittsburgh native made his Broadway debut in 1955's The Chalk Garden, for which he...
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Fritz Weaver, Tony-Winning Veteran of Stage and Screen, Dies at 90

Fritz Weaver, the courtly veteran of Broadway and the big screen who won a Tony Award and stood out in such films as Fail-Safe and The Day of the Dolphin, has died. He was 90.

Weaver died Saturday at home in Manhattan, The New York Times reported.

His sister was Mary Weaver Dodson, a four-time Emmy-nominated art director known for her work on Murder, She Wrote. She died in February.

Weaver received his Tony in 1970 for his performance as strict Catholic boarding school teacher Jerome Malley in Robert Marasco's long-running thriller Child's Play.

The 6-foot-3 Pittsburgh native made his Broadway debut in 1955's The Chalk Garden, for which he...
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60 Minutes Creator Don Hewitt Dies

60 Minutes Creator Don Hewitt Dies
Don Hewitt, who helped shape TV news and in 1968 created the feature-magazine program 60 Minutes, died Wednesday at his Bridgehampton, N.Y., home, CBS announced on its Web site. He was 86 and reportedly had been battling pancreatic cancer. Hewitt started at CBS News in 1948 and went on to oversee the network's nightly 30-minute broadcast with Walter Cronkite starting in 1963. In 1960, he directed the decisive first televised debate between presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. He was portrayed by the actor Philip Baker Hall in the 1999 movie The Insider, about 60 Minutes' exposé of the tobacco industry, and he stepped
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