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Richard Markowitz

Richard Markowitz, a composer whose credits included the title theme to the CBS series “The Wild Wild West” and the ABC series “The Rebel,” died Dec. 6 in Los Angeles. The cause of death was not reported. He was 68.

His career covered many media, including film, television and Katherine Dunham’s dance theater.

His other credits included “Mission: Impossible,” “Police Story,” “Columbo,” “Washington: Behind Closed Doors” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, a stepson and a sister.

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