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Carey Wilber

Carey Wilber, a television writer and member of the Writer’s Guild of America West since 1954, died of cancer May 2 in Seattle. He was 81.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Wilber began his TV writing career in the mid-1950s.

During the Golden Age of Television, he wrote for “Studio One,” “Kraft Theatre,” “Gulf Playhouse” and “Captain Video.”

Before retiring in 1982, Wilber also wrote over two hundred hours of drama programming. His credits include episodes of “The Untouchables,” “Maverick,” “Rawhide,” “Star Trek,” “Lost in Space,” “Bonanza,” “Cannon,” “Barnaby Jones” and “Hawaii 5-0.”

Wilber won the Western Heritage Award in 1961 for his work on an episode of “The Outlaws.” He is survived by three sons, two daughters and three grandchildren.

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