Mr. Demme, an auteur whose films included documentaries and narrative features, won an Academy Award for “The Silence of the Lambs.”
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Mr. Hurt was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of the title role in the 1980 film “The Elephant Man.”
Mr. Albee, the Pulitzer-winning playwright of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Three Tall Women,” among others, charted the gap between self-delusion and truth in contemporary life.
Mr. Vaccaro created so-called ridiculous works that sought to reveal the uncensored chaos that exists in people’s minds.
Mr. Houghton also served as artistic director of the troupe, which presents season-long programs featuring the work of just one playwright.
Mr. Hodsoll, an unlikely choice for the post, successfully lobbied against deep cuts in the National Endowment for the Arts during his tenure.
Ms. Fichandler was a founder of the Arena Stage in Washington in 1950, building it into a professional force that helped spur the growth of theater companies around the country.
The man who built a theater empire was frequently a producer of shows as well.
Mr. Marshall’s work in TV and movies fattened the archive of romantic, family and buddy comedies and found a sweet spot in the middle of the mainstream.
The novelist often put portraits of intimate relationships and sociological observations of the lives of Angelenos together with grander fictional ideas.