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Emmett Shane, a longtime film buyer, died May 3 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Pittsford, Vt. He was 77.

Shane was born in San Francisco on May 7, 1920. From 1952-70 he worked as head film buyer for Southern California at National General Theaters. Shane joined Loews Theaters in 1970 and worked there for four years as head film buyer for the West Coast.

In 1974 he took the position of film buyer for the San Francisco Bay Area at Century Theatres. After working at Blumenfeld Enterprises, Shane retired from the film industry in 1982.

He is survived by a wife of 44 years, Aviva, two children and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mt. Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial gifts be made to the Larkspur Library, 400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939.