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Production designer Robert Rappaport dies

Was art director for 'The Mike Douglas Show'

Production designer Robert Rappaport died of cardiac arrest Jan. 28 in Lakeland, Fla. He was 67.

Born in Pittsburgh, he graduated Carnegie Mellon U. and NYU, where he earned a masters in theater design.

Rappaport was art director for “The Mike Douglas Show” for 10 years. Among his other credits were “Let’s Make a Deal,” “Split Second,” “Scrabble,” “PM Magazine” and daytime serials “Santa Barbara” and “Days of Our Lives.” He also served as production designer for 10 years on the “Miss Universe,” “Miss USA” and “Miss Teen USA” pageants.

He is survived by a son, a daughter, two brothers and his girlfriend, Gail.

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