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Cinematographer Dennis Dalzell dies

Worked on series including 'Murder, She Wrote'

Cinematographer Dennis A. Dalzell died July 4 at the Motion Picture Health and Welfare Hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., after a long illness. He was 76.

Dalzell worked on numerous television shows, serving as d.p. on “The Rookies” (46 episodes), “Murder, She Wrote” (34), “Charlie’s Angels” (eight), “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman” and “V” in addition to many feature films, including “Bustin’ Loose” with Richard Pryor, and TV movies.

In 1979, Dalzell earned an Emmy nomination for NBC telepic “The Winds of Kitty Hawk.” It was the first time that father and son lensers were both nominated in the same year, as Dalzell’s father, Arch R. Dalzell, was nommed for the miniseries “Ike: The War Years.”

In addition to “The Winds of Kitty Hawk,” Dennis Dalzell’s TV movie credits included “The Betty Ford Story,” with Gena Rowlands, and “Addicted to His Love.”

Born in Los Angeles, Dalzell served in the U.S. Coast Guard before becoming a camera assistant in the late 1950s. He went on to become a camera operator, then a cinematographer. He was a member of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Dalzell is survived by his wife, Camille; daughters Denise and Erin; and son Rob.

Donations may be made to the Motion Picture Health and Welfare Fund for Palliative Care in Calabasas.

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