Smallscreen multihyphenate worked on 'Hardy Boys'

Multihyphenate Joe Boston, who produced ABC’s “The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries” and other series, died July 14 in Torrance, Calif. He was 74.

Boston, an alum of the U. of North Carolina, produced several episodes of the 1970s series as well as “Sword of Justice,” “BJ and the Bear” and “The Master.”

He started as an assistant director on series including “Ironside” and “Marcus Welby M.D.” and became a production manager on “Quincy M.E.,” “Dirty Dozen: The Series” and telepics including “Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure.”

In later years Boston, who was a member of the Directors Guild, worked on several volumes of “Erotic Confessions.”

Survivors include his wife Nancy, a daughter, two grandchildren and a sister.

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