Moses GunnStage a nd screen actorActor Moses Gunn, who...


December 21, 1993

Moses Gunn

Stage a nd screen actor

Actor Moses Gunn, who appeared in more than two dozen films, as well as on Broadway and in television, died Thursday in Guilford, Conn., of complications of asthma. He was 64.

Mr. Gunn was nominated for a Tony as best actor in the Broadway play "Poison Tree" and won an Obie as best actor in the off-Broadway play "First Breeze of Summer."

His films include "Ragtime," "Shaft," "Amityville: The Possession," The Neverending Story" and "Firestarter." His TV work included an Emmy-nominated performance in the miniseries "Roots," as well as appearances on such shows as "N.Y.P.D. Blue," "F.B.I.," "Quincy," and "The Jeffersons."

Mr. Gunn was also known for his Shakespearean performances at the Yale Repertory Theatre, New York's Lincoln Center and the New York Shakespeare Festival.

* Janet Margolin, an actress who appeared in Hollywood and on Broadway, died of cancer Friday in Los Angeles. She was 50. Ms. Margolin was best known for her role as Woody Allen's girlfriend, Louise, in 1969's "Take the Money and Run." She also played one of Mr. Allen's former wives in 1977's "Annie Hall." Her first professional role was the lead in the Broadway play "Daughter of Silence."

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