I posted this obituary to my Facebook page the other day but neglected to put it here. My sympathies go to Albert and to Terry’s family and friends:
Terry Newby always had a smile on his face.
It should come as no surprise to those who knew him that the quote on his Facebook page is “To be lucky you must work at making opportunities.” Terry believed in making the best of life, and he worked hard at it.
“He always brought the positive side of life to every situation,” said Albert Ramirez-Newby, his partner of 9½ years. “He was so loving, and he was always in a great mood.”
Here, minus the pretty graphics, is the latest newsletter from the Fringe, including (at the bottom) its drive to raise $20 from a whole lot of people to support itself in its 20th-anniversary year. If you’ve got $20, think about giving it to the Fringe.
July is officially here! It is a busy month at Fringe. We are getting ready to launch our applications for the 20th Annual Orlando Fringe, which will be available online September 1, 2010.
Today is the official Kick-Off of the $20 for Fringe 20 campaign. Please share this information with your friends and family!
I’m sorry to have to report the death early this week of Terry Newby, a veteran Orlando actor and theater fan, who had fought a long bout with cancer.
Terry was a teacher who acted on many Orlando-area stages over the years, including at Civic Theatre of Central Florida, the Osceola Center for the Arts and the old Celebrity Dinner Theatre (an early ’80s business where downtown’s Beauchamp Theatre is now).
He also was a big fan of the Orlando Fringe, and I used to see him and his husband, Albert Ramirez-Newby, in line for Fringe shows countless times every May. The two of them were always eager to pass along their tips for good shows and to hear the word of mouth on what the best Fringe bets were likely to be.
All my best wishes to Albert and to all Terry’s friends in Orlando theater and elsewhere. We all will miss him.