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William Kenney

William J. (Bill) Kenney, a casting director for television and motion pictures, died of cancer at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills on Dec. 30. He was 53.

Kenney, who began his career in the Universal Studio mail room in 1958, worked as a casting director in Hollywood for the major studios as well as television production companies for the last 34 years.

His TV credits include “Columbo,””Quincy,””Star Trek” and “McCloud,” and the pilots for “MASH,””Love, American Style” and “They Only Kill Their Masters.” Vidpix included “Evening in Byzantium,””Amelia Earhart,””The Young Lawyers” and “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”

Kenney is survived by two sons, his mother, two sisters and a brother.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Cancer Research Division.

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