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William Dozier

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William Dozier, 83, who left a career as a theatrical film producer to become a pioneer in producing for network tv, died April 23 in L.A. from a stroke. Dozier’s Greenway Prods. was one of tv’s…

Warren V. Bush

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Warren V. Bush, 65, veteran independent tv producer-writer, died April 16 in Los Angeles of cardiac arrest. He produced major election or special profile films for five U.S. presidents, Truman…

Don Siegel

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Don Siegel, 78, one of Hollywood’s leading action film directors, responsible for the classics “Dirty Harry” and the original “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers,” died April 20 in Nipoma, Calif., after…

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Jack Dunning

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John D. (Jack) Dunning, 74, a 40-year MGM editor and postproduction exec who won an Oscar for editing William Wyler’s 1959 “Ben-Hur” with Ralph E. Winters, died Feb. 25 in Santa Monica, Calif., of a…

Webb Pierce

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Webb Pierce, 69, Country Music Hall of Fame nominee who had over 50 top 10 hits in the 1950s and ’60s, died Feb. 24 in Nashville of pancreatic cancer. Pierce was known as much for his flamboyant…

Joyce Graeme

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Joyce Graeme, 71, dancer, teacher and choreographer who in the late 1940s directed the Australian National Ballet, died Feb. 26 in Gillingham, England, of unreported causes. Graeme danced major roles…

Jackie Dashiell

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Jackie Dashiell, 60, women’s editor from 1968 to 1976 of the L.A. Herald Examiner and that paper’s public affairs editor until 1978, died Feb. 21 of a stroke. Before joining the Hearst Corp., she was…

John Daly

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John Daly, 77, a news reporter who moderated “What’s My Line?” one of tv’s most popular gameshows, died Feb. 25 in Chevy Chase, Md., of cardiac arrest. The show became a Sunday night fixture for 17…

Roger E. Swaybill

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Roger E. Swaybill, 47, who co-wrote the screenplays for “Porky’s” and “Porky’s 2: The Next Day,” died Feb. 21 in New York of a cerebral hemorrhage. He also wrote telefilms and novels. The…

Jean Rogers

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Jean Rogers, 74, actress who played the heroine of two “Flash Gordon” adventures and other serial films, died Feb. 24 in Sherman Oaks, Calif., following surgery. Born Eleanor Lovegren in Belmont…

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