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Phil Dixson

Television executive

TV exec Phil Dixon died Nov. 10 in Piermont, N.Y. from complications of lung cancer. He was 64.

As Sr. V.P., managing director for TeleVest, Dixson oversaw production of “As The World Turns” and “Guiding Light.”

In 1980, Dixson was recruited from CBS by ad agency Benton & Bowles, which at the time produced several Procter & Gamble soaps including “Another World,” “The Edge of Night,” “Search For Tomorrow” and “Texas.”

He oversaw the program and production operations of all these shows at one time or another.

Dixson was a trustee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Chapter of N.A.T.A.S. and a founding member, VP and secretary of the New York Production Alliance.

Born in Appleton, Wisc., Dixson began his entertainment career at the Attic Theatre as technical director, production manager and designer. He graducated Holy Cross College and Yale U., where he obtained a masters in technical production.

After graduation, he joined CBS in New York, where he served in several capacities including associate producer and field manager for political conventions.

He is survived by his wife Jean, a son Christopher; a daughter and three grandchildren.

Donations may be made to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956.

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