Charles Crichton, 89, a British director of comedy films (including the classic “The Lavender Hill Mob”) in the 1940s and 1950s, who made a resurgence with 1988’s “A Fish Called Wanda,” Tuesday, at his home in London, after a short illness . . . Harry Crane, 85, co-creator of Jackie Gleason’s classic 1950s sitcom “The Honeymooners” and comedy writer for Red Skelton, the Marx Brothers, Bing Crosby and others, Tuesday, in Los Angeles, of cancer. He was also the granddad of actresses Melissa Gilbert (“Little House on the Prairie”) and Sara Gilbert (“Roseanne”).

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