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Terry Kyne, Director of ‘Red Skelton Show,’ Dies at 83

Terry Kyne, a producer and director of television in Canada and the U.S., died of natural causes in Dana Point, Calif., on June 7. He was 83.

Kyne produced and directed Canada’s top-rated satirical comedy variety series, “Nightcap,” and more than 500 episodes of other CBC shows in a wide variety of genres — sitcom, variety, gameshow, talkshow, children’s and news.

In 1969 NBC brought Kyne to the U.S. to direct the “The Red Skelton Show.”

Some of his other credits include “The Steve Allen Show,” “The Mike Douglas Show,” “The John Davidson Show,” “Tony Orlando and Dawn,” “The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show,” “Getting in Touch,” “Totally Hidden Video,” “Name That Tune,” “The Wizard of Odds,” “The Cheap Show,” “The Diamond Head Game,” “Celebrity Sweepstakes” and “The Gong Show.”

Kyne is survived by his friend and wife, Pauline; two daughters and a son; three grandchildren; two brothers and a sister.

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