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Carrie Fisher’s co-star George S Irving from 1973’s Irene dies the day before she does at age 94

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Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday at age 60.
The day before one of her old co-stars also passed away: George S Irving.
Carrie worked with the character actor during her Broadway debut in 1973 with a revival of Irene. Her mother Debbie Reynolds had the title role in the musical.

The Massachusetts native was 94 when he passed.
Carrie played a debutante in Irene while George was Madame Lucy and Debbie starred as Irene O'Dare.
It was a musical about an attractive but poor city girl who helps flamboyant Madame Lucy become a famous couturier. Along the way she makes a fortune.
Irving won a Tony Award for best performance by a featured actor in a musical.

Reynolds was nominated for best actress in a musical.
Though Irving had a healthy stage career (he appeared in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Can-Can, Bells Are Ringing, Me And My Girl), he also had a strong TV career.
The star was in Car 54, Where Are You?, The Patty Duke Show and All In The Family.
And he was on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope.

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