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Allen H. Miner

TV writer, director and producer,

Allen H. Miner, writer, director and producer, who worked on television series including “Wagon Train,” “Perry Mason” and “The Untouchables,” died Jan. 4 of natural causes in San Marcos, Calif. He was 86.

Yale grad was a combat photog in WWII, making newsreel footage of beachhead battles in the South Pacific, including Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s landing in the Philippines.

After the war, Miner wrote and directed episodes of series “Wagon Train” and “Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse.” Other TV shows he helmed in the 1960s and ’70s include “Route 66,” “The Legend of Jesse James,” “Mission: Impossible” and “Then Came Bronson.”

Films he directed and produced include “The Naked Sea” in 1955 and “Black Patch” in 1957. He later wrote and directed 1968’s “Chubasco.”

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