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Writer-director Clyde Ware dies

Multihyphenate penned for 'Gunsmoke'

Multihyphenate Clyde Ware, best known for his writing on such shows as “Gunsmoke,” “Dynasty,” and “Rawhide,” died Aug. 30 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 79.

A member of the Writers Guild of America and Directors Guild of America, worked up until his death on his last venture, a low- budget sci-fi thriller titled “Dreamkiller” released in 2010.

Ware wrote for numerous television shows for more than 20 years. He also helmed eight films including the television spesh “The Story of Pretty Boy Floyd,” starring Martin Sheen in 1974.

Ware was the founder of Delaware Pictures in Los Angeles, which has sold and optioned numerous screenplays and produced MGM’s “Bad Jim” (1990) as well as “Another Time, Another Place,” which he also directed.

A jack of all trades, Ware also penned two award-winning novels titled “The Innocents” and the “The Eden Tree.”

Ware is survived by two children.

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