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Norman J. Brooks

Norman J. Brooks, 64, award-winning tv producer, died Jan. 3 in New York of a heart attack.

Brooks was partnered with his wife, Fern Field, in Los Angeles-based Brookfield Prods.

They produced a number of projects, including the telefilm “The Littlest Victims,” about James Oleske, one of the first researchers to discover AIDS in babies. The film brought Oleske’s work to the attention of a French foundation and resulted in a $2.1 million grant for his children’s AIDS programs.

Brooks also received the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People Image Award for the 1986 telefilm “One More Hurdle” and the Humanitas Award for the 1985 telefilm “No Greater Gift,” an “ABC Afterschool Special.”

In addition to his wife, he also is survived by three children, a brother and two sisters.

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