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David Turner

David Turner, 63, playwright and radio-tv scripter, died recently in Leamington, England, after a long illness.

He made his name in 1962 with “Semi-Detached,” a domestic satire that had a London run with Laurence Olivier, played Broadway and was filmed in 1970 as “All The Way Up.”

Among other legit works were “The Bedmakers,” “The Antique Shop,” “The Prodigal Daughter,” the book for a musical called “Quick, Quick, Slow,” and adaptations of “The Beggars’ Opera” and Moliere’s “The Miser.”

Turner’s tv drama credits included adaptations of Emile Zola’s “Germinal” and “Roads To Freedom” Jean-Paul Sartre.

Survived by his son and daughter.

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