Broadway Producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, Dies at 66

Broadway Producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, Dies at 66

Broadway producer, Karen Walter Goodwin, has died from complications of color cancer surgery on June 30. She was 66 years old.

Born April 8, 1948 in Fort Dix, NJ, Karen received her B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and her M.A. from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She was a New York Theatre Producer and President of Fifth Avenue Entertainment. She was also a writer and a literary agent.

She helped produce Royal Shakespeare Company's "All's Well That Ends Well" in New York, London's "Les Miz." (1985), "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon." She was also a producer of "Annie Warbucks" and "The Ark."

Karen is preceded in death by her mother, Jeanne Melillo Walter. She is survived by her son, Nicholas Reid Goodwin of New York City, NY; her two brothers, Richard S. Walter, Jr. (Caryl Garcia) and Michael S. (Kelley) Walter; her sister, Donna Jeanne Walter (Philip J. Galipo); her father, Richard S. Walter, Sr; her uncle, Robert M. Melillo; her nieces and nephews, Stacia and James Raymond, Cassandra and Bryan Alls, Bryan and Heather Deehring.

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