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Dominique Dunne

November 23, 1959 (Santa Monica, CA, USA)
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November 4, 1982 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Dominique Dunne, 22, actress, sister of actor Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London, After Hours), and daughter of producer/writer Dominick Dunne (The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, An Inconvenient Woman, and A Season in Purgatory); On October 30th, her ex-boyfriend, John David Sweeney, strangled Dunne during an argument. She lapsed into a coma and she died 5 days later.

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Julian Beck

May 31, 1925 (New York, NY, USA)
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September 14, 1985 (New York City, NY, USA)

Rest in peace, Julian Beck

Rest in peace, Julian Beck

Rest in peace, Julian Beck

Rest in peace, Julian Beck

Julian Beck, 60, an actor, a producer, and a director. He was "known for his experimental and improvisatory approach." He was co-founder, with wife Judith Malina, of the influential Living Theater, The Life of the Theater (1972) was one of his publications; Julian died from stomach cancer.

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Will Sampson

September 1935 (Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA)
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June 3, 1987 (Houston, Texas, USA)

Will Sampson, "6-ft, 7-in. full-blooded Creek Indian actor, painter and rodeo bull rider"; he made his debut in 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Chief Bromden; he also found the American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts; he died from kidney failure following a successful heart-and-lung transplant.

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Heather O'Rourke

December 27, 1975 (San Diego, CA, USA)
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February 1, 1988 (San Diego, CA, USA)

Heather O'Rourke, 12, actress; star of the "Poltergeist" movies; she died during surgery from a congenital intestinal obstruction; O'Rourke also starred in Happy Days, Webster, and Still the Beaver.

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Beatrice Straight

August 2, 1918 (Old Westbury, New York, USA) - April 7, 2001 (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Beatrice Straight, 86, actress; Sister of The New Republic writer and editor, Michael Straight and cousin of fashion designer, Gloria Vanderbilt. Straight won a 'Best Supporting Actress' Academy Award for her role as William Holden's wife in 1976's Network and a 1953 Tony Award for her role in The Crucible. She was also nominated for an Emmy.

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