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Allan Sloane

Allan E. Sloane, award-winning writer of socially conscious dramas for radio and television, died April 29 at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 86.

Winner of three Emmys, six Peabody Awards and two Writers Guild Awards, Sloane received much critical acclaim, particularly for his television and radio scripts involving physically or mentally handicapped children.

His works include the 1963 ABC teledrama “And James Was a Very Small Snail,” about a family adjusting to an emotionally disturbed child, and the 1987 CBS made-for-television movie “Kids Like These,” about a child with Down syndrome (written with Emily Perl Kingsley).

After returning from WWII Army service, Sloane began his career in radio as a writer for the NBC program “Top Secret.” In 1961, he expanded into writing for television series, first for “The Dick Powell Show” and then the hard-edged CBS drama “East Side, West Side” in 1963. Sloane also wrote for films, including the screenplay for “Question 7,” a 1961 Louis de Rochemont Associates movie.

He is survived by his wife, Elouise, three sons and two granddaughters.

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