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Deuter, James 71, Jeff Award-winning actor, passed away peacefully at home, August 29, 2010. Jim appeared in many Chicago stage productions, including Body Politics's "the Importance of Being Earnest" as Lady Bracknell (Jeff nominated) and Wisdom Bridge's "Bent" as Uncle Freddie (Jeff award). TV credits include "Early Edition" and PBS' Under the Biltmore Clock." He also appeared onscreen in "With Honors", "Only the Lonely", "Major League" and many other films. Jim was the beloved life partner of 42 years to Andrew Karzas and is survived by his brother, David A. (Sandy) Deuter, his twin sister Marie E. Deuter, extended family Richard and Barbara Vanecho of Beverly Shores, IN, and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Arthur Deuter and Verle (nee Adan). Services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chicago-area theatre company of your choice. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Sept. 1, 2010
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