Farentino was lethal: a handsome actor whose performances ranged from Happy in Lee J. Cobb’s Death of a Salesman (later onstage as Biff to George C. Scott’s Willie) to Juan Peron in the Faye Dunaway telefilm “Evita Peron.” My favorite: his hotheaded lawyer in TV’s The Bold Ones.
The Scotsman Williamson was a pretty decent as a drug-addled Sherlock Holmes in 1976’s The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and incendiary in 1981’s Excalibur. But he was a Tony Award nominated man of the stage who won notoriety when he thrashed actor Evan Handler onstage in Paul Rudnick’s 1991 I Hate Hamlet. Handler left the stage and resigned that night.
Once you saw Eiko Ishioka’s work you never forgot it. From the art direction for the Miles Davis’ album Tutu to her costume work for the stage and screen, Ishioka brought a visual originality to whatever she touched. An Oscar and a Grammy Award later, that work endures, both on Broadway in the otherwise pedestrian Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, and in the upcoming Mirror, Mirror with Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer. RIP, and thanks.