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Christopher Frank

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Christopher Frank, 50, a British-born director/screenwriter who carved a career in France with a series of psychological dramas often centered on women, died Nov. 21 in Paris of a heart attack. The…

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William E. Kupahu

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William E. Kupahu, an estimator in the feature estimating department at Universal Pictures, died Dec. 12 of a heart attack in North Hollywood. He was 54. Kupahu began his career in the accounting…

Hugh Wedlock Jr.

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Hugh Wedlock Jr., screen, radio and television comedy writer, died Dec. 13 of a heart attack. He was 85. Wedlock wrote for such stars as Jack Benny, Jack Oakie, Edgar Bergen and Eddie Cantor. He also…

Bruno Carr

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Jazz drummer Bruno Carr, who recorded with Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles, died Oct. 25 of lung cancer. He was 65. Carr grew up in New York City and was a professional drummer by age 16. He worked…

John Conway

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John Conway, veteran legit actor, died of a heart attack Dec. 9 in Naples, Fla. He was 84. He appeared on Broadway in “The World Is Full of Girls,” directed by Ted Harris; “But Not Goodbye,” starring…

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