Stephen Southard

Stephen Southard, 30, assistant director, died Dec. 20 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., of AIDS.

Southard’s credits as assistant director included the films “Harry And The Hendersons” and “Jaws – The Revenge,” and tv productions “My Name Is Steven,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Repeat Performance” and “Airwolf.”

He graduated from the Directors Guild of America’s Assistant Directors Training Program in 1985.

Survived by his parents, sister and two brothers. His longtime companion was Patrick Alexandre.

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