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Willie Dahl


William “Willie” Wenton Dahl, longtime stage manager for “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” died March 5 of cancer at his home in Culver City. He was 73. Dahl, who spent more than…

John G. McCarthy


John G. McCarthy, a former president of the Motion Picture Export Assn. and later the Television Program Export Assn., died March 5 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa., after suffering from complications…

DeMarcus Brown


DeMarcus Brown, professor emeritus of the University of Pacific's theater program, died March 24 of natural causes. He was 99. Brown supervised the U of Pacific's theater program from 1924 to 1969…

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Women in TV offer insight


Television industry executives gathered Thursday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for "TV Talk 2000: Women of this Millennium" to discuss power, diversity, mentoring and motherhood.

Geffen gobbles up glitz


Who says Hollywood can't take a joke? At Wednesday's premiere of Jon Robin Baitz's "Mizlansky/Zilinsky" a packed house of movers and shakers was on hand to applaud Nicholas Martin's production at the…

Elmer Klopper


Elmer Klopper, father of casting director Nancy Klopper, died March 20 of a heart attack at his home in Rancho Mirage. He was 74. Klopper was a VP of Prudential Securities in Cleveland, Ohio, for 35…

Marty Roth


Marty Roth, longtime feature and TV writer, producer and editor best remembered for writing episodic TV during the 1960s and ’70s, died March 24 of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 75. Following…

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