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The late Philip Seymour Hoffman, who, in addition to his extensive and eclectic filmography was also an accomplished stage actor, will be honored by the Great White Way this week as Broadway has planned to dim the lights in his memory.
Theater lights will be dimmed for one minute on Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. in honor of Hoffman, who earned numerous Tony nominations for his work on the Broadway stage. His most recent theater role was as Willy Loman in the classic play “Death of a Salesman” in 2012, and he also starred in presentations of “True West” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”
Hoffman also served as a company member and former artistic director of Off Broadway’s LAByrinth Theater Company.
“Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time Tony Award nominee, was a true artist who loved the theatre,” said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, in a statement. “His prolific body of work encompassed various mediums including theatre, film, and television, and we’ll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans.”
Hoffman died Sunday of an apparent drug overdose at his New York City home. He was 46.
Gallery | In Memoriam 2014: Stars We’ve Lost This Year
- Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014)
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, known for his risk-taking roles and his Oscar-winning turn as iconic writer Truman Capote in “Capote,” died of an apparent drug overdose at his apartment in New York City on February 2, 2014.
- Actress Ruth Duccini (July 23, 1918 – January 16, 2014)
Ruth Duccini was the last of the original female Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939). She died of natural causes at 95 years old. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
- Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack (February 8, 1944 – January 15, 2014)
British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, famous for his role as “Trigger” in the sitcom “Only Fools and Horses,” died age 69 on January 15, 2014, after suffering from Pancreatic Cancer, his agent confirmed on January 16, 2014. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
- Actor Russell Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014)
Actor Russell Johnson, best known as the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” died of kidney failure January 16, 2014 at his home in Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was 89. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
- Actress Alexandra Bastedo (March 9, 1946 – January 12, 2014)
A film and television actress, best known for her role in the British TV series “The Champions,” Alexandra Bastedo died January 12 of cancer at the age of 67. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
- Actress Carmen Zapata (July 15, 1927 – January 5, 2014)
Actress Carmen Zapata died Sunday, January 5, 2014, at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family and friends. She was 86. Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical “Oklahoma” and went on to perform in “Bells Are Ringing,” “Guys and Dolls” and many plays. Her movie credits include “Sister Act,” “Gang Boys” and “Carola,” as well as dozens of television series. (AP Photo/Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Bob Freeman)
- Actress Juanita Moore (October 19, 1922 – January 1, 2014)
Academy Award-nominated actress Juanita Moore, known for her role in the 1959 classic “Imitation of Life,” died New Year’s Day of natural causes at 99 years old. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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