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Gordon Davidson, Mark Taper Forum founder and L.A.'s 'Moses of theater,' dies at 83

Gordon Davidson, the Center Theatre Group impresario who launched, defined and for 38 years personified Los Angeles' flagship theater, the Mark Taper Forum, has died, his family said. He was 83. Davidson died Sunday night after collapsing at dinner, said his wife, Judi Davidson. Starting in 1967,...
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The connection between Gordon Davidson and Neville Marriner, and what it means for modern-day L.A.

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The Music Center is lowering its county flag to half-mast for Gordon Davidson, who died Sunday at age 83. As founder of Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, he made Los Angeles a theater city. The flag, however, can just as...

He Was the Joseph Papp of Los Angeles Theater, Focusing on ‘new plays and unheard voices’: Gordon Davidson Dies at 83

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“Gordon Davidson, the Center Theatre Group impresario who launched, defined and for 38 years personified Los Angeles’ flagship theater, the Mark Taper Forum, has died, his family said,” reports the Los Angeles Times. He was 83. The ...

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