Archive for June, 2014

Eli Wallach, Multifaceted Actor on Stage and Screen, Dies at 98

June 26, 2014 | Alumni

Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 98.

‘Flowers for Algernon’ author Daniel Keyes dies at 86

June 23, 2014 | Alumni

Daniel Keyes, the author of the enduring classic “Flowers for Algernon,” the fictional account of a mouse and a man whose IQs are artificially, temporarily and tragically increased, died June 15 at his home in southern Florida. He was 86.

Gerry Goffin, Hitmaking Songwriter With Carole King, Dies at 75

June 23, 2014 | Alumni

Gerry Goffin, who collaborated with Carole King to write some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, songs that endured through generations and became classics, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “The Loco-Motion,” died on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

Elodie Lauten, Who Wove Opera From Allen Ginsberg’s Poetry, Dies at 63

June 16, 2014 | Alumni

Elodie Lauten, an American composer known for her operatic setting of the work of Allen Ginsberg, died on June 3 in Manhattan. She was 63.

Ruby Dee, a Ringing Voice for Civil Rights, Onstage and Off, Dies at 91

June 16, 2014 | Alumni

Ruby Dee, one of the most enduring actresses of theater and film, whose public profile and activist passions made her, along with her husband, Ossie Davis, a leading advocate for civil rights both in show business and in the wider world, died on Wednesday at her home in New Rochelle, N.Y. She was 91.