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Charles H. Wasserman

Charles Wasserman, production manager and director died Nov. 1 after suffering a stroke while working in Los Angeles. He was 82.

Wasserman started his career as an assistant director on “Gone With the Wind” and went on to work on “The Lady From Shanghai” and to direct the early television series “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.”

He served as staff director for MPO Videotronics, the largest commercial production company in New York. He joined the Directors Guild in 1937 and was a longtime board member and trustee for the DGA Benevolent Assn. until his death. During WWII, Wasserman served in the Army Signal Corps Motion Picture Unit.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, his brother, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to any local Hospice agency or the American Cancer Society.

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