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‘Days of Our Lives’ Casting Director Fran Bascom Dies

Veteran casting director Fran Bascom, who worked on shows including “Days of Our Lives,” “Designing Women” and “Evening Shade,” died June 2 in Burbank, Calif. Her age and cause of death were not released.

Her credits include “Lou Grant,” “The Last Resort” and “Women of the House.” Her most recent film was 2012’s “The Last Ride.” Bascom also served as casting director on shows such as “Melba” and “Stir Crazy.”

She worked on “Days of Our Lives” from 1998 to 2007, bringing on thesps including Arianne Zucker, Alison Sweeney, Blake Berris, Darin Brooks, Nadia Bjorlin, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Patrika Darbo, Kevin Spirtas and Martha Madison.

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