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Rudy Solari; Actor, Coach, Theater Founder

April 28, 1991

Rudy Solari, 56, who operated the Rudy Solari Theater in what is now Beverly Hills' Canon Theater. Solari came to Los Angeles as an actor, and later worked as a drama coach at Warner Bros. and taught acting at UCLA. In 1961, he created the 200-seat Actor's Theater, then merged it five years later with Guy Stockwell's Los Angeles Art Theater. When he converted the Beverly Canon movie house for the stage, he presented such shows as "The Goodbye People" starring Patty Duke, "Fathers and Sons" starring Richard Chamberlain, and "Otherwise Engaged" starring William Shatner. On Tuesday in Indio of cancer.

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