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Hal Kanter has joined the writing team for the 69th Academy Awards presentation, marking his 27th Oscarcast scripting stint.

Kanter, who has written for Eddie Cantor, Jack Paar, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, took home Emmys for his work on the 64th and 65th Academy Awards telecasts.

The Academy Awards for motion picture achievements in 1996 will be held March 24 at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium.

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