Category: Performers


A (more or less) chronological list of productions in London from 1 January to 31 December 1960 can be found here: 1960.  This is a very rough and ready draft which still needs considerable work, but might be found of some use. Some of the conventions are the same as in my published calendars (e.g. * indicates a first production, ** a revival). A great deal more material will be added in due course as my work on the period 1960 to 1980 continues. I would welcome corrections, additions, and any other useful information.

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Below is a list of those people who have died (2012–2017) since American and British Theatrical Biographies was published:

ABBENSETTS, Michael (1938–2016)
ABERCROMBIE, Ian (1936–2012)
ABSE, Dannie (1923–2014)
ADAIR, Hazel (1920–2015)
ADLER, Richard (1921–2012)
AINSLEY, Paul (1945–2013)
ALBANESE, Licia (1913–2014)
ALBEE, Edward [Franklin] (1928–2016)
ALBERTAZZI, Giorgio (1923/25–2016)
ALBRECHT, Gerd (1935–2014)
ALEXANDER, Cris (1920–2012)
ALLEN, Billie (1925–2015)
ALLMAN, Robert (1927–2013)
ALONSO, Fernando (1914–2013)
ANDERSON, Rona (1928–2013)
ANGELOU, Maya [Marguerite Johnson] (1928–2014)
ANTHONY, Charles (1929–2012)
ARBUS, Allan (1918–2013)
ARMSTRONG, R.G. (1917–2012)
ARQUETTE, Alexis (1969–2016)
ASHERSON, Renée (1915–2014)
ATKINSON, Barbara (1926–2015)
ATTENBOROUGH, Sir Richard (1923–2014)
AVERY, James (1948–2013)
AYRTON, Norman (1924–2017)
BABILÉE, Jean [né Guttman] (1923–2014)
BACALL, Lauren [Betty Joan Perske] (1924–2014)
BAIN, Conrad (1923–2013)
BARABÁS, Sári (1914/18–2012)
BARAKA, Amiri [né Everett Leroy Jones; LeRoi Jones] (1934–2014)
BARNES, Billy (1927–2012)
BARTOLETTI, Bruno (1926–2013)
BATE, Anthony (1927–2012)
BAYLER, Terence (1930–2016)
BEACH, Ann (1938–2017)
BEDFORD, Brian (1935–2016)
BELCOURT, Emile (1926–2017)
BENESH, Joan Dorothy [née Rothwell] (1920–2014)
BENNETT, Richard Rodney (1936–2012)
BENNETT, Hywel (1944–2017)
BERGEN, Polly (1930–2014)
BERGONZI, Carlo (1924–2014)
BERMAN, Shelley (1925–2017)
BERNHARDT, Melvin (1931–2015)
BEST, James (1926–2015)
BEVAN, Donald (1920–2013)
BEWES, Rodney (1937–2017)
BIKEL, Theodore (1924–2015)
BOGDANOV, Michael (1938–2017)
BOLOGNA, Joseph (1934–2017)
BOND, Sheila (1928–2017)
BOOTHE, Powers (1948–2017)
BORGNINE, Ernest (1917–2012)
BOULEZ, Pierre (1925–2016)
BOWIE, David (1947–2016)
BRADY, Terence (1939–2016)
BREAUX, Marc (1925–2013)
BRECKNOCK, John (1937–2017)
BRENNAN, Eileen (1932–2013)
BRIERS, Richard (1934–2013)
BRIGHTON, Pam (1946–2015)
BROOK, Faith (1922–2012)
BROOKES, Jacqueline (1930–2013)
BROWN, Trisha (1936–2017)
BROWN, John Russell (1923–2015)
BRYAN, Dora [née Broadbent] (1924–2014)
BURKHARDT, Gerry (1946–2017)
BUTTON, Jeanne (1930–2017)
BYRNE, Patsy (1933–2014)
CAESAR, Sid (1922–2014)
CAFFREY, Sean (1940–2013)
CANARY, David H. (1938–2015)
CAREY, Harry, Jr (1921–2012)
CARLOS, Laurie (d 2016 [67])
CARNE, Judy (1939–2015)
CARROLL, Helena (1928–2013)
CARROLL, Janet (1940–2012)
CARSON, John (1927–2016)
CARTER, Jack (1922/23–2015)
CARTER, Elliott (1908–2012)
CARTER, Myra (1930–2016)
CAVANAUGH, Christine (1963–2014)
CERQUETTI, Anita (1931–2014)
CHARRAT, Janine (1924–2017)
CHAUVIRÉ, Yvette (1917–2016)
CHETWYN, Robert [né Suckling] (1933–2015)
CHOUTEAU, Yvonne (1929–2016)
CIMINO, Leonardo (1917–2012)
CLARKE, Mary (1923–2015)
COE, George (1929–2015)
COLE, Natalie (1950–2015)
COLE, George (1925–2015)
COLLINS, Gary (1938–2012)
CONNELL, Elizabeth (1946–2012)
CONNORS, Mike (1925–2017)
COOK, Barbara (1927–2017)
CORRI, Adrienne (1930–2016)
CORSARO, Frank (1924–2017)
COWLES, Matthew (1944–2014)
CRAGUN, Richard Allan (1944–2012)
CRAZE, Tony (1944–2016)
CREGAN, David (1931–2015)
CRUTCHLEY, Kate (d 2013 [69])
CUMMINS, Peggy (1925–2017)
CURTIN, Phyllis (1921–2016)
DANIELS, Danny (1924–2017)
DANTZIG, Rudi van (1933–2012)
DARIUS, Adam (1930–2017)
DARLING, Jean [née Dorothy Jean LeVake] (1922–2015)
DARRIEUX, Danielle (1917–2017)
DAVALOS, Richard (1930–2016)
DAVENPORT, Nigel (1928–2013)
DAVID, Hal (1921–2012)
DAVIES, Peter Maxwell (1934–2016)
DAVIES, Howard (1945–2016)
DAVIS, Sir Colin (1927–2013)
DAVIS, Nancy [Mrs. Ronald Reagan] (1921–2016)
DAVIS, Garry (1921–2013)
DAVIS, Ann B. (1926–2014)
DEE, Ruby [née Ruby Ann Wallace] (1922–2014)
DELLA CASA, Lisa (1919–2012)
DENKER, Henry (1912–2012)
DEUTEKOM, Cristina (1931–2014)
DILLER, Phyllis (1917–2012)
DOBBS, Mattiwilda (1925–2015)
DOMINGUEZ, Oralia (1925–2013)
DONLAN, Yolande (1920–2014)
DONLEAVY, J.P. (1926–2017)
DOSSOR, Alan (1941–2016)
DOTRICE, Roy (1923–2017)
DOWLING, Vincent (1929–2013)
DREW, David (1938–2015)
DUNHAM, Joanna (1936–2014)
DURNING, Charles (1923–2012)
DUVAL, Denise (1921–2016)
DVORÁKOVÁ, Ludmilla (1923–2015)
DYSART, Richard A. (1929–2015)
EGGERTH, Marta (1912–2013)
ELLIOTT, Bob [of Bob and Ray] (1923–2016)
ELMORE, Steve (1936–2017)
ELYOT, Kevin (1951–2014)
FARENTINO, James (1938–2012)
FARINA, Dennis (1944–2013)
FARMER, Peter (1941–2017)
FEIST, Gene (1923–2014)
FERRÁ, Max (1937–2017)
FICHANDLER, Zelda [née Diamond] (1924–2016)
FINKEL, Fyvush (1922–2016)
FINLAY, Frank (1926–2016)
FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (1925–2012)
FISHER, Carrie (1956–2016) American actress
FO, Dario (1926–2016)
FONTAINE, Joan (1917–2013)
FORBES, Bryan [né Clarke] (1926–2013)
FORBES, Elizabeth (1924–2014)
FORSYTH, Bruce (Sir) [né Bruce Forsyth Johnson] (1928–2017)
FOX, Bernard M. (1927–2016)
FRANKLIN, Bonnie (1944–2013)
FRANKLIN, Frederic (1914–2013)
FREEMAN, Al, Jr (1934–2012)
FRELICH, Phyllis (1944–2014)
FRID, Jonathan (1924–2012)
FRIEL, Brian (1929–2015)
FROST, David (1939–2013)
FURST, Stephen (1955–2017)
GABOR, Zsa Zsa (1917–2016)
GAM, Rita (1927/28–2016)
GANDOLFINI, James (1961–2013)
GARLAND, Patrick (1936–2013)
GARNER, James (1928–2014)
GASKILL, William (1930–2016)
GAYNES, George [George Jongeyans] (1917–2016)
GAZZARA, Ben (1930–2012)
GEDDA, Nicolai (1925–2017)
GEIDT, Jeremy (1930–2013)
GELB, Arthur (1924–2014)
GELIOT, Michael (1933–2012)
GEORGE, Collin (1929–2016)
GIBSON, Virginia (1925–2013)
GILMORE, Peter (1931–2013)
GLASS, Ron (1945–2016)
GLOWACKI, Janusz (1938–2017)
GOLD, Jack (1930–2015)
GORR, Rita (1926–2012)
GOTTFRIED, Martin (1933–2014)
GRADY, Don (1944–2012)
GRASS, Günter (1927–2015)
GRAY, Kevin (1958–2013)
GRAY, Elspet [Baroness Rix] (1929–2013)
GREGORY, Don (1934–2015)
GRIFFIN, Hayden (1943–2013)
GRIFFITH, Andy (1926–2012)
GRIFFITHS, Richard (1947–2013)
GRIMES, Tammy (1934–2016)
GROSBARD, Ulu (1929–2012)
GROUT, James David (1927–2012)
GUILLAUME, Robert (1927–2017)
GUNTER, John (1938–2016)
GURNEY, A.R., Jr (1930–2017)
GUY, Rosa (1922/28–2012)
HAGMAN, Larry [Hageman] (1931–2012)
HALL, Peter Reginald Frederick (1930–2017)
HAMILTON, Lawrence (1954–2014)
HAMLISCH, Marvin (1944–2012)
HAMMOND-STROUD, Derek (1926–2012)
HANNAN, Eilene (1946–2014)
HANSEN, Peter (1921–2017)
HARBOTTLE, G. Laurence (1924–2015)
HARDY, Robert (1925–2017)
HARRIS, Julie (1925–2013)
HARRISON, Noel (1934–2013)
HARRON, Donald (1924–2015)
HART, Cecilia (1948–2016)
HAYGARTH, Tony (1945–2017)
HEADLY, Glenne (1955–2017)
HEARD, John (1945?–2017)
HEELEY, Desmond (1930–2016)
HEMSLEY, Thomas (1927–2013)
HENDERSON, Florence (1934–2016)
HENZE, Hans Werner (1926–2012)
HERRMANN, Edward (1943–2014)
HICKS, Barbara (1924–2013)
HILL, Lucienne [née Palmer] (1923–2012)
HILLERMAN, John (1932–2017)
HOFFMAN, Philip Seymour (1967–2014)
HOFFMAN, William M. (1939–2017)
HOFSISS, Jack (1950–2016)
HOLDER, Owen (1921–2016)
HOLDER, Geoffrey (1930–2014)
HOLM, Celeste (1919–2012)
HOMEIER, Skip (1930–2017)
HOOKS, Jan (1957–2014)
HOPKINS, Linda (1925–2017)
HOPKINS, Antony (1921–2014)
HOSKINS, Bob (1942–2014)
HOWARD, Alan (1937–2015)
HOWARD, Ken (1944–2016)
HUDDLESTON, David (1930–2016)
HURT, John (1940–2017)
HVOROSTOVSKY, Dmitry (1962–2017)
INGHAM, Barrie (1932–2015)
INNAURATO, Albert (1948–2017)
IRELAND, Kenny (1945/47–2014)
IRVING, George S. [né George Irving Shelasky] (1922–2016)
ISHIOKA, Eiko (1938–2012)
JACKSON, Anne (1926–2016)
JAFFREY, Saeed (1929–2015)
JAMES, Clifton (1921–2017)
JEFFREYS, Ann (1923–2017)
JELLICOE, Ann (1927–2017)
JENN, Stephen (1950–2012)
JOHNSON, Richard (1927–2015)
JONES, Dean (1930/35–2015)
JOOSTEN, Kathryn (1939–2012)
JOSEPHSON, Erland (1923–2012)
JOURDAN, Louis (1920/21–2015)
JUNE, Ava (1931–2013)
KÁLMÁN, Charles (1929–2015)
KEATING, Charles (1941–2014)
KEEFER, Don (1916–2014)
KEEN, Pat (1933–2013)
KENT, Jean [née Field] (1921–2013)
KERR, John (1931–2013)
KERR, Bill (1922–2014)
KERSLEY, Leo (1920–2012)
KILTY, Jerome (1922–2012)
KIM, Willa (1917–2016)
KING, Larry L. (1929–2012)
KISSEL, Howard (1942–2012)
KLUGMAN, Jack (1922–2012)
KRAUSE, Tom (1934–2014)
KUMALO, Alton (1939–2013)
LAMB, Myrna (1935–2017)
LANDAU, Martin (1934–2017)
LAUTER, Ed (1940–2013)
LEACH, Rosemary (1935–2017)
LEAR, Evelyn (1926–2012)
LEE, Leslie (1930?/35–2014)
LEHNHOFF, Nikolaus (1939–2015)
LEIGH, Mitch [né Irwin Mitchnick] (1928–2014)
LESSING, Doris (1919–2013)
LEWIS, Jerry (1926–2017)
LEWIS, Brenda (1921–2017)
LEWIS, Geoffrey (1935–2015)
LIBERTINI, Richard (1933–2016)
LIFF, Samuel (1919–2015)
LLOYD PACK, Roger (1944–2014)
LOGGIA, Robert (1930–2015)
LOM, Herbert (1917–2012)
LYNCH, Richard (1936–2012)
LYNDECK, Edmund (1925–2015)
LYUBIMOV, Yuri Petrovich (1917–2014)
MAAZEL, Lorin (1930–2014)
MacDONALD, Brian (1928–2014)
MACNEE, Patrick (1922–2015)
MacRAE, Sheila (1929–2014)
MALINA, Judith (1926–2015)
MALLORY, Victoria (1948–2014)
MANN, Theodore [né Goldman] (1924–2012)
MANSOURI, Lotfi (1929–2013)
MANZI, Warren (1955–2016)
MARCEAU, Félicien (1913–2012)
MARCHAND, Colette (1925–2015)
MARGULIES, David (1937–2016)
MAROWITZ, Charles (1934–2014)
MARRE, Albert [né Albert Moshinski] (1925–2012)
MARRIOTT, Anthony (1931–2014)
MARSHALL, Garry (1934–2016)
MARTIN, Nicholas (1938–2014)
MARTIN, Elliot (1924–2017)
MASUR, Kurt (1927–2015)
MATTHEWS, Francis (1927–2014)
MATTOX, Matt (1921–2013)
MAXTONE-GRAHAM, John (1929–2015)
MAY, Val[entine] (1927–2012)
MAYALL, Rik (1958–2014)
MAYBERRY, Mariann (d 2017 [52])
MAZURSKY, Paul (1930–2014)
McCABE, John (1939–2015)
McCARTY, Michael (1946–2014)
McCOWEN, Alec (1925–2017)
McEWAN, Geraldine [née McKeown] (1932–2015)
McMARTIN, John (1929?/1932–2016)
MEDINA, Patricia (1919–2012)
MEEHAN, Thomas (1929–2017)
MELIA, Joe (1935–2012)
MENDEL, Deryk (1920–2013)
MERRILL, Dina (1923/25–2017)
MICHAELS, Frankie (1955–2016)
MICHELL, Keith (1926–2015)
MILLER, Nolan (1933/35–2012)
MILNER, Martin (1931–2015)
MILNES, Rodney (1936–2015)
MISKOVITCH, Milorad (1928–2013)
MITCHELL, Warren (1926–2015)
MOFFATT, John (1922–2012)
MOLL, Kurt (1938–2017)
MOODY, Ron [né Ronald Moodnick] (1924–2015)
MOORE, Roger (1927–2017)
MOORE, Mary Tyler (1937–2017)
MOORE, Dick (1925–2015)
MOORE, Juanita (1914–2014)
MORAHAN, Christopher (1929–2017)
MOREAU, Jeanne (1928–2017)
MORISON, Elsie (1924–2016)
MORNIN, Daniel (1956–2014)
MUNSEL, Patrice (1925–2016)
MURPHY, Gerard (1948–2013)
MURRAY, Barbara (1929–2014)
MYERS, Lou (1938–2013)
NAGY, Ivan (1943–2014)
NEBLETT, Carol (1946–2017)
NEDERLANDER, James (1922–2016)
NEILSON, Perlita [née Margaret Sowden] (1933–2014)
NEUFELD, Peter (1936–2015)
NEWAY, Patricia (1919–2012)
NICHOLS, Mike (1931–2014)
NIMOY, Leonard (1931–2015)
NINAGAWA YUKIO (1935–2016)
NISKA, Maralin (1926/1930–2016) American soprano
NOBLE, James (1922–2016)
NORMENT, Elizabeth (1952–2014)
NUNN, Bill (1952–2016)
O’BRIAN, Hugh (1925–2016)
O’DONNELL, Mark (1954–2012)
O’HARA, Maureen (1920/21–2015)
O’MARA, Kate (1939–2014)
O’NEILL, Sheila (1930–2017)
O’SHEA, Milo (1926–2013)
O’TOOLE, Peter (1932–2013)
OBERLIN, Russell (1928–2016)
OBRATSOVA, Elena (1937–2015)
OLIVERO, Magda (1910–2014)
ONTIVEROS, Lupe (1942–2012)
OSBORNE, Charles (1927–2017)
PAGE, Annette (1932–2017)
PALILLO, Ron (1949–2012)
PARKER, Eleanor (1922–2013)
PARKER, Joy [Mrs Paul Scofield] (1924–2012)
PARROTT, Ian (1916–2012)
PARRY, Natasha (1930–2015)
PASCO, Richard (1926–2014)
PEARSON, Alfred (1910–2012)
PEMBERTON-BILLING, Robin (1929–2012)
PERCIVAL, John (1927–2012)
PETERS, Roberta (1930–2017)
PHILLIPS, Robin (1942–2015)
PIGOTT-SMITH, Timothy (1946–2017)
PILBEAM, Nova (1919–2015)
PLATOFF, Marc [Marc Platt] (1913–2014)
PLISETSKAYA, Maya (1925–2015)
PLOUVIEZ, Peter (1931–2017)
POLITO, Jon (1950–2016)
POMERANCE, Bernard (1940–2017)
POVEY, Meic (1950–2017)
PRÊTRE, Georges (1924–2017)
PRIESTMAN, Brian (1927–2014)
RAFFIN, Deborah (1953–2012)
RAINER, Luise (1910–2014)
RAME, Franca (1929–2013)
RAMIS, Harold (1944–2014)
RAUTAVARRA, Einojuhani (1928–2016)
REBHORN, James (1948–2014)
REDINGTON, Michael (1927–2017)
REDMAN, Joyce (1918–2012)
REES, Roger (1944–2015)
REES, Angharad (1949–2012)
REESE, Della (1931–2017)
REICH, George (1926–2013)
REID, Christina (1942–2015)
REMEDIOS, Alberto (1935–2016)
RESNIK, Regina (1922–2013)
REYNOLDS, Debbie (1932–2016)
REYNOLDS, Anna (1931–2014)
RICE, Peter (1928–2015)
RICE, Peter (1928–2015)
RICHARDS, Martin (1932–2012)
RICHARDSON, Jack (1935–2012)
RICKLES, Don (1926–2017)
RICKMAN, Alan (1946–2016)
RIETTY, Robert (1923–2015)
RIVERS, Joan (1933–2014)
RIX, Brian (1924–2016)
ROBERTS, Doris (1925/1930–2016)
ROBERTSON, Toby (1928–2012)
ROCCO, Alex (1936–2015)
RODGERS, Mary (1931–2014)
ROGERS, Wayne (1933–2015)
ROGERS, Paul (1917–2013)
ROGIER, Frank (1918–2013)
ROONEY, Mickey [Joe Yule] (1920–2014)
RUDEL, Julius (1921–2014)
RUSSELL, Iris (1922–2014)
SACHS, Robin (1951–2013)
SACHS, Andrew (1930–2016)
SADDLER, Donald (1918–2014)
SAKS, Gene (1921–2015)
SALLIS, Peter (1921–2017)
SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (1923–2013)
SCHALLERT, William (1922–2016)
SCHELL, Maximilian (1930–2014)
SCHELLENBERG, August (1932–2013)
SCHULLER, Gunther (1925–2015)
SEGAL, Zohra (1912–2014)
SELDES, Marian (1928–2014)
SERENI, Mario (1928–2015)
SEYMOUR, Alan (1927–2015)
SHAFFER, Peter Levin (1926–2016)
SHANK, Adele Edling (1940–2014)
SHANKAR, Ravi (1920–2012)
SHARIF, Omar (1932–2015)
SHEPARD, Sam (1943–2017)
SHERIDAN, Dinah (1920–2012)
SHERIN, Edwin (1930–2017)
SHERMAN, Robert B. (1925–2012)
SHERWOOD, Madeleine [née Thornton] (1922–2016)
SHIGETA, James (1929/33–2014)
SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (1931–2014)
SIM, Sheila (1922–2016)
SIMON, Herb [né Braha] (1946–2016)
SINDEN, Sir Donald (1923–2014)
SINDEN, Leon (1927–2015)
SIZOVA, Alla (1939–2014)
SLATER, Daphne (1928–2012)
SMITH, Carrie (1925–2012)
SMITH, Liz (1921–2016)
SMITH, Nicholas (1934–2015)
SPINETTI, Victor (1929/33–2012)
SPRADBERY, John (1930–2014)
SPRINGER, Ashton, Jr (1930–2013)
STAPLETON, Jean (1923–2013)
STEVENS, Risë (1913–2013)
STIGWOOD, Robert (1934–2016)
STOCK, Gailene (1946–2014)
STORCH, Arthur (1925–2013)
STOREY, David [Malcolm] (1933–2017)
STRITCH, Elaine (1925–2014)
STROUD, Michael (1934–2015)
SUMNER, John (1924–2013)
SWOPE, Martha (1928–2017)
SYKES, Eric (1923–2012)
TALLCHIEF, Maria (1925–2013)
TALLMER, Jerry (1920–2014)
TARBUCK, Barbara (1942–2016)
TATE, Jeffrey (1943–2017)
TAVENER, John (1944–2013)
TEMPLE, Shirley (1928–2014)
TERRY, Nigel (1945–2015)
THAXTER, Phyllis (1919/20–2012)
THICKE, Alan (1947–2016)
THOMAS, Jay (1948–2017)
THOMAS, Thom (1941–2015)
THORNTON, Frank [né Ball] (1921–2013)
THRONE, Malachi (d 2013 [84])
TIERNEY, Malcolm (1938–2014)
TOWNSEND, Sue (1946–2014)
TREVOR, William [William Trevor Cox] (1928–2016)
TWAIN, Norman (1930–2016)
TYRRELL, Susan (1946–2012)
VAN PATTEN, Dick (1928–2015)
VAUGHAN, David (1924–2017)
VAUGHAN, Stuart (1925–2014)
VAUGHN, Robert (1932–2016)
VAUX, Adrian (1936–2012)
VERDY, Violette (1933–2016)
VICKERS, Jon (1926–2015)
VIDAL, Gore (1925–2012)
VIGODA, Abe (1921–2016)
VISHNEVSKAYA, Galina (1926–2012)
VON FURSTENBERG, Betsy (1931–2015)
VOYTEK (1925–2014)
WAGNER, Arthur (1923–2015)
WAITE, Ralph (1928–2014)
WAJDA, Andrzej (1926–2016)
WALCOTT, Derek (1930–2017)
WALL, David (1946–2013)
WALLACE, Mike (1918–2012)
WALLACE, Marcia (1942–2013)
WALLACH, Eli (1915–2014)
WARD, Simon (1941–2012
WATSON, Moray (1928/30–2017)
WEBB, Lizbeth (1926–2013)
WEBER, Carl (1925–2016)
WEDGEWORTH, Ann (1935–2017)
WEKWERTH, Manfred (1929–2014)
WELLAND, Colin (1934–2015)
WELLER, Walter (1939–2015)
WESKER, Arnold (1932–2016)
WEST, Adam (1928–2017)
WHEELER, David (1925–2012)
WHELAN, Peter (1931–2014)
WHITE, Michael Simon (1936–2016)
WHITE, Leonard (1916–2016)
WHITELAW, Billie (1932–2014)
WHITROW, Benjamin (1937–2017)
WILBUR, Richard (1921–2017)
WILDER, Gene (1933–2016)
WILLIAMS, Heathcote (1941–2017)
WILLIAMS, Andy (1928–2012)
WILLIAMS, Camilla (1919/22–2012)
WILLIAMS, Dick Anthony (1938–2012)
WILLIAMS, Hugh Steadman (1935–2016)
WILLIAMS, Robin (1951–2014)
WILLIS, Jerome (1928–2014)
WILMER, Douglas (1920–2016)
WILSON, Elizabeth (1921?–2015)
WILSON, Julie (1924/25–2015)
WILSON, Sandy (1924–2014)
WILSON, Snoo (1948–2013)
WINDOM, William (1923–2012)
WINTERS, Jonathan (1925–2013)
WISE, Herbert [né Weisz] (1924–2015)
WOLSK, Eugene V. (1928–2013)
WOOD, Peter (1927–2016)
WOODS, Aubrey (1928–2013)
WOOLFENDEN, Guy Anthony (1937–2016)
WRIGHT, Martha (1923/26–2016)
WYMARK, Olwen [Mrs Patrick Wymark] (1934–2013)
WYMORE, Patricia [or Patrice] (1926/27–2014)
YOUNG, Alan (1919–2016)
ZAPATA, Carmen (1927–2014)
ZIMBALIST, Efrem, Jr (1918?–2014)

Below is a list of those people who died in 2017 and who are listed in American and British Theatrical Biographies:

AYRTON, Norman (1924–2017)
BEACH, Ann (1938–2017)
BELCOURT, Emile (1926–2017)
BENNETT, Hywel (1944–2017)
BERMAN, Shelley (1925–2017)
BEWES, Rodney (1937–2017)
BOGDANOV, Michael (1938–2017)
BOLOGNA, Joseph (1934–2017)
BOND, Sheila (1928–2017)
BOOTHE, Powers (1948–2017)
BRECKNOCK, John (1937–2017)
BROWN, Trisha (1936–2017)
BURKHARDT, Gerry (1946–2017)
BUTTON, Jeanne (1930–2017)
CHARRAT, Janine (1924–2017)
CONNORS, Mike (1925–2017)
COOK, Barbara (1927–2017)
CORSARO, Frank (1924–2017)
CUMMINS, Peggy (1925–2017)
DANIELS, Danny (1924–2017)
DARIUS, Adam (1930–2017)
DARRIEUX, Danielle (1917–2017)
DONLEAVY, J.P. (1926–2017)
DOTRICE, Roy (1923–2017)
ELMORE, Steve (1936–2017)
FARMER, Peter (1941–2017)
FERRÁ, Max (1937–2017)
FORSYTH, Bruce (Sir) [né Bruce Forsyth Johnson] (1928–2017)
FURST, Stephen (1955–2017)
GEDDA, Nicolai (1925–2017)
GLOWACKI, Janusz (1938–2017)
GUILLAUME, Robert (1927–2017)
GURNEY, A.R., Jr (1930–2017)
HALL, Peter Reginald Frederick (1930–2017)
HANSEN, Peter (1921–2017)
HARDY, Robert (1925–2017)
HAYGARTH, Tony (1945–2017)
HEADLY, Glenne (1955–2017)
HEARD, John (1945?–2017)
HILLERMAN, John (1932–2017)
HOFFMAN, William M. (1939–2017)
HOMEIER, Skip (1930–2017)
HOPKINS, Linda (1925–2017)
HURT, John (1940–2017)
HVOROSTOVSKY, Dmitry (1962–2017)
INNAURATO, Albert (1948–2017)
JAMES, Clifton (1921–2017)
JEFFREYS, Ann (1923–2017)
JELLICOE, Ann (1927–2017)
LAMB, Myrna (1935–2017)
LANDAU, Martin (1934–2017)
LEACH, Rosemary (1935–2017)
LEWIS, Brenda (1921–2017)
LEWIS, Jerry (1926–2017)
McCOWEN, Alec (1925–2017)
MARTIN, Elliot (1924–2017)
MAYBERRY, Mariann (d 2017 [52])
MEEHAN, Thomas (1929–2017)
MERRILL, Dina (1923/25–2017)
MOLL, Kurt (1938–2017)
MOORE, Mary Tyler (1937–2017)
MOORE, Roger (1927–2017)
MORAHAN, Christopher (1929–2017)
MOREAU, Jeanne (1928–2017)
NEBLETT, Carol (1946–2017)
O’NEILL, Sheila (1930–2017)
OSBORNE, Charles (1927–2017)
PAGE, Annette (1932–2017)
PETERS, Roberta (1930–2017)
PIGOTT-SMITH, Timothy (1946–2017)
PLOUVIEZ, Peter (1931–2017)
POMERANCE, Bernard (1940–2017)
POVEY, Meic (1950–2017)
PRÊTRE, Georges (1924–2017)
REDINGTON, Michael (1927–2017)
REESE, Della (1931–2017)
RICKLES, Don (1926–2017)
SALLIS, Peter (1921–2017)
SHEPARD, Sam (1943–2017)
SHERIN, Edwin (1930–2017)
STOREY, David [Malcolm] (1933–2017)
SWOPE, Martha (1928–2017)
TATE, Jeffrey (1943–2017)
THOMAS, Jay (1948–2017)
VAUGHAN, David (1924–2017)
WALCOTT, Derek (1930–2017)
WATSON, Moray (1928/30–2017)
WEDGEWORTH, Ann (1935–2017)
WEST, Adam (1928–2017)
WHITROW, Benjamin (1937–2017)
WILBUR, Richard (1921–2017)
WILLIAMS, Heathcote (1941–2017)

Here’s a review in The Year’s Work in English Studies (2016):

“J.P. Wearing’s epic series of reference books on the London stage has proved an invaluable resource for theatre scholars since it first started to appear in the 1970s. Covering details about productions at every major London theatre from the 1890s to the 1950s, The London Stage: A Calendar of Plays and Players eventually spanned sixteen volumes. The indexes have now been republished in two monumental editions, which retain the same chronological divisions into decades (1890-9, 1900-0, etc.) with related material. This new publication also includes four key indexes to aid information-gathering: general, genre, theatre, and title. While there has been the occasional quibble about discrepancies with production figures, Wearing’s work remains the most reliable and informative source on plays in London during the first half of the twentieth century, and many will find this two-volume edition of great help.”

Entry 54.8 The Boy Friend. In the female cast the role of Hortense is listed as being played by Violetta. Her full name is Violetta Farjeon for whom the role was actually written. Violetta Farjeon was born in 1923 and died 2015.