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Julius Sprechman, chief financial officer of Kaleidoscope Films, died June 8 of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 73.

A World War II vet, Sprechman joined MGM in 1956 as a senior accountant and systems analyst.

He moved in 1961 to Joseph E. Levine, where he was executive VP of finance for 14 years. Sprechman also served on the board of AVCO/Embassy Pictures.

Levine struck out on his own in 1975 as a business manager for various entertainment entities and personalities.

In 1981 he was tagged secretary and treasurer for Kaleidoscope Films. Five years later, he published his first novel, “Caribe.” He was working on a second book at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; a son, daughter and brother.

A memorial service will be held July 7 at the Los Angeles home of Kaleidoscope president Andrew Kuehn.