William Stokes

William “Bill” Stokes, a sound technician who worked in TV as well as feature films, died May 16 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills following an extended illness. He was 70.

With a career in the entertainment industry spanning more than 30 years, Stokes worked as a sound technician on many films at MGM, including “The Searchers” with John Wayne and Natalie Wood.

He also served as a sound technician for Los Angeles-based TV stations KTLA and KNBC.

Stokes, a veteran of the Merchant Marines who served on the famed U.S.S. Missouri during the Korean War, also devoted time to screenwriting and inventing. He had two scripts optioned and had been working on another.

He is survived by a brother and three sons.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

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