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Actress Gerry Jedd Dies After Suffering Stroke on Stage

Nov. 29, 1962 - Gerry Jedd, an actress who appeared in Off Broadway attractions as well as in the London production of “Two for the Seesaw,” died yesterday after suffering a stroke Tuesday night while performing on stage in “Brecht on Brecht.” She was 37 years old. Miss Jedd was singing the Pirate Jenny song from “The Threepenny Opera” Tuesday night when she collapsed on the stage of the Theater de Lys in Greenwich Village. A physician in the audience administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but the actress did not regain consciousness. She died about 12 hours later in St. Vincent’s Hospital. Last night, Miss Jedd’s role was taken over by Barbara Baxley. Miss Jedd received a 1957-58 Obie Award for her “distinguished contribution to Off Broadway.” In television, Miss Jedd had been seen on “Pulitzer Playhouse,” “The Ford Theatre,” “The CBS Workshop,” and “Broadway TV Theatre.” Surviving Miss Jedd is her mother, Mrs. Ruth E. Jedd.


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