Famous People Who Died on January 31
Director, Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter / 1887 - 1995
Director, producer and playwright George Abbott lived to be 107 and participated in such Broadway productions as Boy Meets Girl, The Fall Guy and Our Town.
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profile name: Guy Fawkes profile occupation: Terrorist
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profile name: Edwin Armstrong profile occupation: Engineer, Inventor
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profile name: George Abbott profile occupation: Director, Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter
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profile name: Samuel Goldwyn profile occupation: Producer
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profile name: Molly Ivins profile occupation: Comedian, Journalist
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