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Elizabeth Kemp, Actress and Acting Coach, Dies at 65

4 September 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Kemp, an actress and influential acting teacher, has died. She was 65.

Her death was “sudden,” according to Rosa Asor Morelli, an administrator of Kemp’s Hooligan Dreamers Facebook page, who announced her death. “Elizabeth is family to me and I know that her time here in Italy, and everywhere she’s been teaching, has always been a special mixture of powerful work, fun, experimenting, inspiration and unconditional love and support,” the tribute reads. Kemp’s cause of death was not announced.


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Kemp started her career in the original production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” at the Actors Studio, where she would later teach. She went on to appear on Broadway in the play “Once in a Lifetime.”

Her film debut came in 1980 when she was cast in “He Knows You’re Alone,” opposite Caitlin O’Heaney and Tom Hanks. She also made several television appearances in shows including “L.A. Law »

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Bernard Pomerance, 'Elephant Man' Playwright, Dies at 76

29 August 2017 8:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Bernard Pomerance, the American playwright who wrote the 1979 Tony Award-winning play The Elephant Man, has died. He was 76.

Pomerance died Saturday of complications from cancer at his home in Galisteo, N.M., his longtime agent Alan Brodie announced.

Pomerance wrote The Elephant Man for his theater company, Foco Novo, and it became one of the most successful plays to ever come out of London. Set in the Victorian era, it opened in April 1979 on Broadway at the Booth Theatre and went on to play 916 performances, capturing the Tony Award for best play.

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Bernard Pomerance, ‘The Elephant Man’ Playwright, Dies at 76

29 August 2017 7:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bernard Pomerance, the American playwright and poet who wrote the Tony-winning 1977 play “The Elephant Man,” died Saturday of complications from cancer at his home in Galisteo, New Mexico. He was 74. The death was confirmed by his long time agent, Alan Brodie. The Brooklyn-born Pomerance first wrote “The Elephant Man” — the story of the 19th-century man John Merrick who was born with severe physical deformities — for the London-based theater company Foco Novo. After premiering in London in 1977, it then opened on Broadway in 1979 and played for 916 performances. The show also won three Tony Awards, including Best Play. Also Read: »

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