Paul Shipton

Paul Shipton, who spearheaded the rebirth of the Alex Theatre in Glendale, died Nov. 28 in Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 52.

In 1989, he joined the Glendale Historical Society in its efforts to save the historical theater from demolition.

He helped produce a major show to demonstrate the strength of the theater as a venue for performing arts.

He was a dancer early in his career, coming west in the early ’60s to serve as assistant choreographer to Lewis & Dare’s productions at Melodyland.

His TV credits included appearances on ABC’s “Hollywood Palace,””The Carol Channing Special,””The Kraft Music Hall” and “Tennessee Ernie Ford” shows.

Movie credits included “Kiss Me, Kill Me,””Sextette” and the Shirley MacLaine-starrer “Sweet Charity.”

He choreographed television commercials, fundraising shows and club acts.

Survivors include a sister and his companion, Ralph Ziegler.

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