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William P. D’Angelo

Television producer, director and writer

William P. D’Angelo, television producer, director and writer who was a producer on the 1960s “Batman” series, died June 8 in Los Angeles of pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

“Batman” was just the beginning of D’Angelo’s producing credits as he later worked on ’60s to ’90s programs including “Webster,” “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” “Room 222,” “Love, American Style,” “Alice,” “Barefoot in the Park” and “Sledgehammer.”

In 1975, D’Angelo formed D’Angelo-Bullock-Allen Prods. with Harvey Bullock and Ray Allen. Over the course of three years the team provided the major networks with a number of children’s programs including “The Monster Squad” and “Big John, Little John.”

He also wrote, produced and directed the 1976 after-school special “Papa and Me” in honor of his grandfather.

A New York native, D’Angelo was a combat photographer in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

D’Angelo is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, daughter and sister.

Donations in D’Angelo’s name can be made to the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation via www.giving.ucla.edu/cancer.

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