* Constance Carpenter,Constance Carpenter, 87, a Broadway...


January 03, 1993

* Constance Carpenter,Constance Carpenter, 87, a Broadway actress who starred opposite Yul Brynner in "The King and I," died of a stroke Dec. 26 in New York City, according to a friend. A native of Bath, England, Ms. Carpenter made her Broadway debut in 1924 as a dancer in "Andre Charlot's Revue of 1924." She became an understudy to Gertrude Lawrence in the role of Anna in "The King and I," which opened on Broadway in 1951. When Ms. Lawrence died in 1952, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II named her to the lead role, which she starred in for 621 performances.

* Peter Brocco,Peter Brocco, a once-blacklisted actor who appeared on stage and television and in more than 80 films from early talkies to "Twilight Zone: The Movie," died Dec. 27 after a heart attack at his home. He was 89. His liberal politics caused him to be blacklisted in the 1950s. But he returned to make "I'll Cry Tomorrow," "Our Man Flint" and "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming." He was seen regularly on TV shows such as "The Twilight Zone," "Star Trek" and "Hill Street Blues."

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