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PASSINGS: John Wood, Charles L. Gittens
PASSINGS: John Wood, Charles L. Gittens

John Wood Award-winning British actor John Wood, 81, a British actor who won a Tony Award in 1976 for his role in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Travesties," died Saturday in his sleep inEngland, his agent announced. Best known for his theater work in London and on Broadway, Wood was nominated for two more Tonys, as Guildenstern in Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which opened on Broadway in 1967, and as the title character in "Sherlock Holmes," a long-running revival of the 1899 drama that came to Broadway in 1974. He also originated the role of playwright Sidney Bruhl in Ira Levin's "Deathtrap" on...