Tony winner Roger Rees dies at 71, was on ‘Cheers’


Tony winner Roger Rees dies at 71, was on ‘Cheers’

NEW YORK

Roger Rees, the lanky Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who made his mark onstage as Nicholas Nickleby and later played English multi-millionaire Robin Colcord on the TV show “Cheers,” has died. He was 71.

Rees died Friday at his home in New York after a battle with cancer, said his representative, Rick Miramontez.

Rees played the snobbish Robin Colcord on TV’s “Cheers” – he was known for his condescending remarks and rivalry with Sam Malone and for dating Rebecca Howe – and the British ambassador, Lord John Marbury, in “The West Wing.”

$1M reward offered for stolen ruby slippers

GRAND RAPIDS, MINN.

An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to the pair of Judy Garland’s sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.

The late actress wore the slippers in “The Wizard of Oz.” Three other pairs still exist, including one on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minn., says the donor is from Arizona and is a huge fan of Garland’s and the 1939 movie. The 10-year anniversary of the theft is in August. The slippers were insured for $1 million.

Associated Press

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