Donald Dudley

Donald Dudley, 40, freelance production supervisor, died July 13 in Los Angeles of AIDS.

Dudley received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his master’s degree from the University of Texas-Austin.

He began his production career in Los Angeles in 1979, primarily in variety television. He worked extensively with Don Mischer, Walter Miller and George Schlatter Prods. on projects including the Emmy Awards and Tony Awards telecasts , “The American Comedy Awards,” and “AFI Salutes.”

Dudley also worked in film clip clearance and script coordination on such shows as “Up Late With Ron Reagan,””Normal Life” and “In Living Color.”

Survived by his mother, Dorothy; and his grandmother, Maude Blanke.

Beatrice Humiston McNeil

Beatrice Humiston McNeil, 97, playwright and retired English and Drama Teacher at LeConte Junior High, died July 8 in Los Angeles of unreported causes.

McNeil is perhaps best remembered for writing plays for the secondary school system throughout the U.S. Her most popular plays were “The Elmer Series” and “The Wedding Shoes” published by Baker Publishing.

Survived by a sister, nephew, niece and several grandnephews and grandnieces.

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