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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…

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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…

BEATRICE DE LEON

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Beatrice de Leon, 90, who with her late husband ran the Q Theater, a London stock operation, for more than 30 years, died Feb. 16 in the London suburb of Kew. Before it closed in the 1950s, the…

SHERMAN KUNKEL

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Sherman Lebrun Kunkel, 71, longtime tv cinematographer and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, died Feb. 10 in Reno, Nev., following a heart attack. A Los Angeles native, Kunkel…

LUIS ESCOBAR

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Luis Escobar Kirkpatrick, fourth Marquis of Marismas del Guadalquivir, 78, Spanish actor, writer and legit director, died Feb. 15 in Madrid. Escobar was acting in a film at the time of his death…

TEX JACKSON

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John W. (Tex) Jackson, 77, former president of Motion Picture Studio Grips, Local 80, Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, died Feb. 3 in Los Angeles of emphysema. Jackson was a freelance…

PAUL RUSSELL

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Paul Russell, 43, a principal dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem and the San Francisco Ballet, died Feb. 15 in San Francisco of AIDS. He was known for his exuberant performances in ballets like “Don…

JUNE LaVERE

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June LaVere, 87, a longtime actress and extra, died Feb. 7 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of heart problems. LaVere, whose legal name was Gladys Fry, spent 49 years in the industry, beginning in 1916 at…

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