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Freeman A. Davies

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Freeman A. Davies, 79, former assistant head of postproduction at MGM, died Jan. 1 in Culver City, Calif., after a long illness. He worked at MGM from 1929 until his retirement in 1976. He began his…

Don Draper

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Don Draper, 62, actor, died Dec. 17 in Los Angeles of AIDS. A veteran of stage, film and tv, Draper appeared on Broadway in “Advise And Consent,” “Madame, Will You Walk,” “Coriolanus” and “Eye For An…

Ada Moore

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Ada Moore, 64, an actress and singer, died Jan. 6 in Brooklyn of cancer. She performed on Broadway, as well as in jazz and supper clubs. After attending the U. of California, Los Angeles, Moore began…

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Renato Rascel

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Renato Rascel, 78, actor, comedian and singer whose hits include the international favorite “Arrivederci Roma,” died Jan. 2 in Rome of heart failure. One of his last stage appearances was in 1986…

Mark L. Haffner

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Mark L. Haffner, 40, singing coach for the San Francisco Opera, died Jan. 6 in S.F. after a long illness. An accomplished keyboardist, Haffner joined the opera in 1979 as an apprentice coach and…

Richard Maibaum

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Richard Maibaum, 81, who wrote or co-wrote screenplays for 12 James Bond films, died Jan. 1 in Santa Monica, Calif., after a short illness. Maibaum, who shared screenwriting credits on the first…

Norman J. Brooks

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Norman J. Brooks, 64, award-winning tv producer, died Jan. 3 in New York of a heart attack. Brooks was partnered with his wife, Fern Field, in Los Angeles-based Brookfield Prods. They produced a…

Bruce Campbell

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Bruce Campbell, 34, associate manager of the Shubert Theater in Los Angeles, died Jan. 7 in Santa Monica, Calif., following a brief illness. Campbell began his industry career in 1979 taking ticket…

Pato Guzman

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Pato Guzman, 57, production designer and a longtime associate of Paul Mazursky, died Jan. 2 in Santiago, Chile, after a brief illness. Guzman arrived in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s to work at Desilu…

Mike Beck

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Mike Beck, 81, whose career in film publicity spanned 60 years, died Jan. 10 in New York of heart failure. Born Myer P. Beck, he graduated from New York U. and in 1931 went to work for Warner Bros…

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