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Joan Heming Frank

Joan Heming Frank, a TV producer known for her work on the original “Hallmark Hall of Fame” drama series in the 1950s and 1960s, died July 24 of cancer. She was 77.

Frank worked for Compass Prods., the company that made “Hallmark Hall of Fame,” a series of dramas that in its early years was broadcast live from a studio in Brooklyn.

The drama series, sponsored by the Hallmark greeting card company, is now taped and broadcast on CBS.

Frank’s husband, John V. Frank, head of a travel service, died in 1991.

Most recently, Frank worked with the Central Park Conservancy and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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