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In memoriam: Jan Peterson, 1919-2011

I am very sorry to have to report the death of actress Jan Peterson, who died March 24 in Newburyport, Mass.

Jan was active in several Orlando-area community theaters in the 1990s — the old Civic Theatre of Central Florida, the Osceola Center for the Arts — but it was at Theatre Downtown that she seemed to thrive.

In 1994 she played Annie Nations in the Hume Cronyn-Susan Cooper play Foxfire. Here’s what I wrote:

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Marian Seldes, and why she rocks

Those of you who watched the Tonys last night saw Marian Seldes, one of the last grande dames of the American theater, who deserves every grande adjective she gets.

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