Hal Uchida

Hal Uchida, a deejay, ad-agency vet and freelance Hollywood photographer, died July 15 following a massive stroke. He was 67.

Uchida’s career in entertainment included a stint as a deejay at an Atlantic City radio station, where he co-hosted “Innovations,” interviewing stars such as Joan Crawford and Stan Kenton.

In 1969 he became radio-TV manager for the Harry W. Graff Madison Avenue ad agency. He moved his career to Hollywood 10 years later.

Uchida is survived by his wife, Ellen.

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