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Acting

Death of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, widow of Wyatt

December 19, 1944

Death of Josephine Sarah Marcus Earp, who is buried next to her husband Wyatt Earp, renowned "gun slinger" and lawman.

Tovah Feldshuh stars in "Golda's Balcony"

October 15, 2003

"Golda's Balcony" opened on Broadway, starring Tovah Feldshuh in a one-woman play about Golda Meir.

Opening of Goldie Hawn's "Private Benjamin"

October 10, 1980

Actress and producer Goldie Hawn had one of her biggest successes with the opening of the movie "Private Benjamin."

Birth of entertainer Kitty Carlisle Hart

September 3, 1910

Actress, singer, game-show panelist, and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart was born.

Actress Sylvia Sidney born

August 8, 1910

Actress Sylvia Sidney, who starred in 1930s-era films opposite Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant, was born.

Birth of Theda Bara, the original "vamp"

July 22, 1890

Silent film star Theda Bara was born.

Award for Yiddish actress, Molly Picon

June 28, 1980

Yiddish superstar comedienne Molly Picon received the Creative Achievement Award of the Performing Arts Unit of B'nai B'rith.

Fanny Brice's Ziegfield Follies debut

June 20, 1910

Comic actress Fanny Brice appeared in the Ziegfield Follies for the first time.

Racy actress Adah Isaacs Menken appears in her last performance

May 30, 1868

Adah Isaacs Menken, a racy actress whose cult of personality brought her stardom, gave her last performance.

Death of comedian Gilda Radner at 42

May 20, 1989

Comedian Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer at the age of 42.

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