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DEREK FORD

Derek Ford, 62, British writer-director of sexploitation movies, died May 19 in Bromly, Kent, England, of a heart attack. He had had an operation last November to remove a blood clot.

From 1948, he collaborated with his brother Donald on radio and TV scripts. Their later sex and horror pictures included “The Yellow Teddybears” (1963), “The Black Torment” (1964) and “Corruption.”

Ford continued solo as a director, mostly of softcore sex comedies, until 1990. British hits included “The Wife Swappers” (1969), “Suburban Wives” (1971), “Keep It Up, Jack!” (1973) and “What’s Up Nurse” (1977).

Survived by two sons.

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