Milestones: Sep. 30, 1985

DIED. Julian Beck, 60, avant-garde actor-director who with his wife Judith Malina founded and for 38 years ran the influential Living Theater, which used improvisation and superrealistic horror effects to shock audiences and express their pacifism and dissent from society, in such productions as The Connection (1959), The Brig (1963) and Frankenstein (1965); of cancer; in New York City.

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