Mike Ockrent

Age: 53

award-winning British stage director known for his larger-than-life Broadway musicals, as well as his smaller niche plays. Ockrent established himself in London, having directed Educating Rita and Follies. He made a name for himself on these shores when Me and My Girl transferred from London to New York in 1986 and earned 13 Tony Award nominations. He also directed Broadway's 1996 hit Big. Ockrent died of leukemia.

Died: New York City, December 2, 1999

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