Assistant director Jack Roe dies

Worked on 'Funny Girl,' 'Bad News Bears'

Longtime assistant director Jack Roe died of heart failure April 6 in Carlsbad, Calif.. He was 77.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside. Born in Omaha, Neb., Roe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

After joining the Director’s Guild in 1963, he worked as a assistant director on films such as “Funny Girl,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” “The Sunshine Boys,” “The Bad News Bears,” “Silver Streak,” “The Goodbye Girl,” and “The In-Laws.” He worked on more than 50 feature films in total.

Roe is survived by his wife, Sandi; sons, Bill, a cinematographer; Bob, an assistant director; Tim, a cameraman; Phil Culotta, a stuntman; two daughters, a brother and eight grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Coast, 5441 Avenida Encinas, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

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