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Roger E. Swaybill

Roger E. Swaybill, 47, who co-wrote the screenplays for “Porky’s” and “Porky’s 2: The Next Day,” died Feb. 21 in New York of a cerebral hemorrhage.

He also wrote telefilms and novels.

The Canadian-made “Porky’s” opened in 1982 via 20th Century Fox and has grossed about $55 million. The first sequel, released the following year, was not as successful.

Swaybill’s best-known tv film was “The Lathe Of Heaven” for PBS, which earned him a nomination for the Writers Guild Award.

He also wrote short films, documentaries and industrial films. His two published novels are “Threads” and “Final Witness.”

Born in New York, Swaybill attended the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated from Yale U. in 1964. That year he started in films as an assistant to Stanley Kramer on “Ship Of Fools.” He then worked at United Artists and began writing screenplays.

Survived by his wife, Marion Lear Swaybill, director of co-productions for WNET New York.

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