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Bill Harp

Bill Harp, award-winning set decorator, died of a heart attack March 16 in Hollywood. He was 70.

His career, spanning 36 years in New York and Hollywood, included the decoration of such shows as “Omnibus,””The Garry Moore Show,””The Perry Como Show,””The Carol Burnett Show,””Moonlighting” and “L.A. Law.”

A native of Bastrop, La., Harp had a long association with Burnett. Harp decorated the entertainer’s homes as well as the sets for her series and its spinoff, “Mama’s Family.”

He won Emmys for “My Name Is Barbra,””Studs Lonigan” and “Moonlighting.”

Harp worked on many movies of the week and series including “Paper Dolls” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”

He was nominated for 24 Emmys.

He was a member of the Set Decorators Union IATSE

44 and the Set Decorators Society of America.

Survivors include his companion, Marshall Alan Philips, a brother, two sisters and seven nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Theatre in North Hollywood.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Actors Fund or Project Angel Food, Los Angeles.

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