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It Happened Today: January 22

A. J. Antoon (December 7, 1944 – January 22, 1992): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3428933.html

A. J. Antoon was an American theatre director. He attended the Yale School of Drama. In 1973, Antoon became one of the few directors to have been nominated for two Tony Awards in the same category in the same year. In addition to winning the Tony Award with one of his nominations, Antoon was also the winner of a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and an Obie Award. His career lasted until 1991; he died less than a year later from AIDS-related lymphoma.

Alan L. Hale (1950 - January 22, 1991): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4147953.html

Alan L. Hale, a publicity agent for organizations and artists, died on January 22, 1991, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. His clients included the Pepsico Summerfare International Festival of the Performing Arts, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, the Elisa Monte Dance Company, the American Festival Theater and the violinist Robert McDuffie. Mr. Hale was born in Fort Worth and graduated from Pace University. He studied music composition with John Corigliano and Hannah Hall.

Bernard Johnson (December 12, 1936 - January 22, 1997): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4148153.html

Bernard Johnson (born December 12, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan), a dancer, choreographer and fashion and costume designer, died on Jan. 22 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 60 and lived in Manhattan. He was survived by his companion, George Bergeron. Bergeron was assistant to Johnson for ''New Jack City" (1991). He was something of a Renaissance man in dance. At the time of his death, he was a professor of dance and costume design at the University of California at Irvine.

Brandon Judell (born January 22): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3057760.html

Brandon Judell (born January 22) is currently teaching "Queer Theater" and "Intro to Mass Communications" at The City College of New York and is Coordinator of The Simon H. Rifkind Center. His area of specialty is history of Jewish cinema. He has been a journalist for over 30 years and has been published in The Forward, The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, indieWire.com, and has written about AIDS in Israel for the Journal of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care.

Carl Wittman (February 23, 1943 - January 22, 1986): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3058072.html

Carl Wittman (February 23, 1943– January 22, 1986) was a member of the national council of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and later an activist for LGBT rights. He co-authored "An Interracial Movement of the Poor?" (1963) with Tom Hayden. In 1969, Wittman wrote Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto published by The Red Butterfly cell of the Gay Liberation Front January, 1970. When he himself became ill with AIDS in the mid-80s, Wittman declined hospital treatment; he committed suicide.

Christopher Palmer (September 9, 1946 - January 22, 1995): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3429177.html

Christopher Palmer (9 September 1946 – 22 January 1995) was a composer, arranger and orchestrator; biographer of composers, champion of lesser-known composers and writer on film music and other musical subjects; record producer; and lecturer. He was involved in a very wide range of projects and his output was prodigious. He came to be regarded as one of the finest symphonic orchestrators of his generation. He was dedicated to the conservation, recording and promotion of classic film scores.

Claire Waldoff & Olga von Roeder: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4148309.html

Claire Waldoff was a German singer. She was a famous cabaret singer and entertainer. Waldoff lived together with Olga von Roeder. They lived happily in Berlin during the 1920s. Together they met often other lesbian friends in the club, Damenklub Pyramide. After the German Nazis won the elections 1933 and Hitler came to power, Waldoff's success ended. In 1939, she and Olga von Roder left Berlin together, and they lived in Bayerisch Gmain. Claire and Olga are buried together, on the same lot.

Craig Claiborne (September 4, 1920 – January 22, 2000): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3428119.html

Craig Claiborne (September 4, 1920 – January 22, 2000) was an American restaurant critic, food journalist and book author. A long-time food editor and restaurant critic for The New York Times, he was also the author of numerous cookbooks and an autobiography. Over the course of his career, he made many contributions to gastronomy and food writing in the United States. In his will, he bequeathed his estate to the Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park, New York.

George Mosse (September 20, 1918 - January 22, 1999): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3058265.html

George Lachmann Mosse was a German-born American social and cultural historian. Mosse authored 25 books on a variety of fields, from English constitutional law, Lutheran theology, to the history of fascism, Jewish history, and the history of masculinity. He was perhaps best-known for his books and articles that redefined the discussion and interpretation of Nazism. In 1966, he and Walter Laqueur founded The Journal of Contemporary History, which they co-edited up to 1999.

Heath Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4147512.html

Heath Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and Best International Actor from the Australian Film Institute, and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Kelly Huegel: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4148629.html

Kelly Huegel is the director of public-private partnerships for a military medical foundation. When it was first published in 2003, GLBTQ quickly became the indispensable resource for GLBTQ teens. This fully revised and updated edition retains all of the straightforward information and practical advice of the original edition while providing a contemporary look at society and its growing acceptance of people who are GLBTQ. Kelly lives with her girlfriend in suburban Washington, D.C.

Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3428447.html

Marc Blitzstein was an American composer. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is also known for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes; the Broadway musical Juno, based on Seán O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock; and No for an Answer.

Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher (30 June 1852 – 22 January 1930): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3428682.html

Reginald Baliol Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, was a historian and Liberal politician in the UK, although his period of greatest influence was as a courtier, member of public committees and behind-the-scenes "fixer". Although married, Esher had homosexual inclinations, but his flirtations with young men were regarded with tolerant amusement in polite society. He was evidently sufficiently discreet to avoid becoming entangled in the Cleveland Street Scandal, unlike his friend Lord Arthur Somerset.

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