Edward Pierce

Edward Pierce, 77, TV and pageant producer, died Aug. 1 in Jamesport, N.Y., of natural causes.

A former dancer, Pierce worked the three TV webs during the 1950s and 1960s. His producer credits include “Wide World of Sports.”

Numerous pageants he produced include “Miss USA,””Miss Universe” and the “Miss Teenage Beauty Pageant.” He also produced the syndicated “Dr. Joyce Brothers Show.”

Survived by two sisters and a brother.

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