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Tom Aldredge.

* Tom Aldredge, who had a five-decade-long career on stage and screen, has died of lymphoma. He was 83. He originated the role of Norman Thayer Jr. in Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond, the Narrator in Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods and Doctor Tambourin in Sondheim's Passion. He was nominated for five Tony Awards and received a Drama Desk Award in 1972 for Sticks and Bones by David Rabe. Aldredge received a Daytime Emmy in 1978 for playing Shakespeare in an episode of The CBS Festivale of Lively Arts for Young People. He also had recurring roles in "The Sopranos" and "Damages," and appeared in the 2003 film Cold Mountain. Aldredge's passion for theatre was sparked in the 1940s when, as a pre-law student, he walked into a production of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Marlon Brando.

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Title Annotation:NEWS IN BRIEF; Tom Aldredge died at the age of 83
Publication:American Theatre
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2011
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