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Richard Sale

Richard Sale, a novelist, screenwriter and director who frequently turned his novels, including “The Oscar” and “The White Buffalo,” into films, died March 4 from complications of a stroke.

He was 80.

Sale wrote several suspense and comedy films, including “Suddenly,” which starred Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden in 1954.

He and his ex-wife Mary Anita Loos also co-wrote the films “Campus Honeymoon” in 1948, “I’ll Get By” in 1950 and “Gentlemen Marry Brunettes” in 1955.

Sale directed such films as “Spoilers of the North” in 1947, “My Wife’s Best Friend” in 1952 and “The Girl Next Door” in 1953.

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