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‘General Hospital’ Art Director Jack Crosby Dies at 88

Jack Crosby, art director for CBS and then ABC, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease Sunday in Henderson, Nevada. He was 88.

Crosby, who was the nephew of singer-actor Bing Crosby, became the first art director of ABC’s “General Hospital” in 1963, holding the title for 17 years.

Prior to “General Hospital,” Crosby was a draftsman and then assistant art director for CBS during early development of television in the 1950s. In 1961, he moved to ABC as an art director for game shows such as “Seven Keys.”

After retiring from ABC, Crosby taught art direction at Loyola U. and Pepperdine U.

Crosby is survived by his wife Barbara, his children Michael, Cynthia, and James and four grandchildren.

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