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John Rosenberg

John Rosenberg, 59, novelist and former MGM story editor who became head of drama programming for England’s Anglia Television, died Jan. 19 in London of cancer.

Rosenberg was responsible for such Anglia series as “Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected” and “Devices And Desires,” based on the latest P.D. James mystery novel. Drama specials which he exec-produced include “The Kingfisher,” which starred Rex Harrison.

A native of New York, Rosenberg moved to London in 1952 as an MGM story editor. Three years later he joined Sir John Woolf’s Romulus Films and worked on such pictures as “The Day Of The Jackal” and “The Odessa File” before switching to Anglia in 1976.

Rosenberg wrote five novels, including “A Company Of Strangers” and “The Desperate Art.”

Survived by his wife, two daughters and two grandsons.

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