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Christopher Frank


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…


William E. Kupahu


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.


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


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


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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