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Carey Wilber

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Carey Wilber, a television writer and member of the Writer's Guild of America West since 1954, died of cancer May 2 in Seattle. He was 81. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Wilber began his TV writing…

Michael Daniel Haller

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Michael Daniel Haller, a production designer whose film credits include “The Last Detail,” “Bound for Glory” and George Lucas' first feature, “THX 1138,” died July 11 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was…

Kosta Alexander

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Kosta Alexander, a longtime Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. member, died July 7 of a massive heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles. He was 81. Alexander, born in Alexandria, Egypt, of…

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Devore services

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Services for Gary Devore, the screenwriter who was missing for more than a year and whose remains were recently found, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hillside Cemetery in Los Angeles. For more…

Swedish message

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Operating with one foot in socialist dogma and another freshly planted in the Hollywood bourgeoisie, Traktor, the six-man Swedish commercials collective, is set to helm its first feature film, the…

Jimmy Driftwood

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Folk singer-songwriter Jimmy Driftwood, whose penning of the “Battle of New Orleans” vaulted him to fame 40 years ago, died July 12 of a heart attack in Fayetteville, Ark. He was 91. Born James…

Haute spy couture

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If it's true that clothes make the man, then everyone will have the chance to be a movie star under a new agreement between Warner Bros. and the superliterately peripatetic clothing seller J…

Reality bites for comic

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There appears to be a rather eerie similarity between claims made by comedian Dave Chappelle and his sitcom's executive producer Peter Tolan, and an episode of "The Larry Sanders Show" written by…

Fred Asparagus

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Standup comic and character actor Fred Asparagus died June 29 of a heart attack in Panorama City. He was 51. Asparagus, born Fred Reveles, appeared in 16 features including “This is Spinal Tap,”…

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