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Richard DeFabees (May 30, 1947 - November 18, 1993)

Richard DeFabees (May 30, 1947, Englewood, New Jersey - November 18, 1993, Lakehurst, New Jersey), was an actor who appeared in productions on Broadway and off. He died on November 18, 1993. He was 46.

The cause was AIDS, said Norman Rothstein, a friend.

Mr. DeFabees appeared in the original Broadway production of "Torch Song Trilogy," alternating in the lead role, as Arnold, with the play's author, Harvey Fierstein. His Broadway credits also include "Whose Life Is It Anyway?," "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "Summer Brave." Off Broadway, he won praise for his work in the plays "Monsters" and "Creeps." He also appeared in "36," a comedy presented by the Jewish Repertory Theater in 1980, and acted in the films "Short Eyes," "A Chorus Line" and "City Out of Wilderness."



Source: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/01/obituaries/richard-defabees-actor-46.html

Further Readings:

Theatre World 1993-1994, Vol. 50 by John Willis
Hardcover: 290 pages
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; 50 Anv edition (February 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1557832358
ISBN-13: 978-1557832351
Amazon: Theatre World 1993-1994, Vol. 50

Theatre World, the statistical and pictorial record of the Broadway and off-Broadway season, touring companies, and professional regional companies throughout the United States, has become a classic in its field. The book is complete with cast listings, replacement producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and much, much more. There are special sections with biographical data, obituary information, listings of annual Shakespeare festivals and major drama awards.


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