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R.I.P. Writer-Producer Ben Starr

Veteran comedy writer Ben Starr died Sunday at the age of 92. Starr began his Hollywood career in radio as a writer for Al Jolson, George Burns, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. He later segued into television, amassing dozens of credits over a nearly 50-year span, most recently as a writer on 2001′s The Facts Of Life TV Reunion. Starr was a writer and co-creator of the Facts Of Life, which first aired in 1979 and ran through 1988. His other writing and/or producing credits include Mr. Ed (1961-1963), The Andy Griffith Show (1966), The Brady Bunch (1971-1973), Maude (1974), Chico And The Man (1977), All In The Family (1975-1978), Diff’rent Strokes (1978-1982) and Silver Spoons (1982-1987). Starr’s film credits include Oliver Twist (1974), Treasure Island (1973), and 1966′s Texas Across The River and Our Man Flint. He also was featured in Lunch, Donna Kanter’s documentary about comedians.
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Stage Tube: First Look at Highlights of 5th Avenue Theatre's Oliver!

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 including 36 youngsters, singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.
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Photo Flash: First Look at David Pichette, Jack Fleischmann & More in 5th Avenue's Oliver!

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents a singing and dancing spectacular not to be missed Lionel Bart's beloved classic, Oliver, the holiday treat that will have audiences saying 'Please sir, I want some more.' The iconic musical returns to the celebrated 5th Avenue stage for the first time in 20 years, and will feature stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and a massive local cast of 66 including 36 youngsters, singing and dancing their way through the streets and alleys of Victorian London. Based on the classicCharles Dickens novel, Oliver is filled with memorable tunes including 'Who Will Buy', 'I'd Do Anything,' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver features direction by David Armstrong and will starDavid Pichette as Fagin, Grayson Smith as the Artful Dodger, Hans Altwies as Bill Sikes, andMerideth Kaye Clark as Nancy. Oliver Twist will be played by Jack Fleischmann and Mark Jeffrey James Weber at alternating performances.
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