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David L. Wolper dies at 82; producer of 'Roots,' 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies
David L. Wolper dies at 82; producer of 'Roots,' 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies

David L. Wolper, the award-winning television documentary producer best known for the blockbuster TV miniseries "Roots" and for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies he created for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, has died. He was 82. Wolper died Tuesday at his Beverly Hills home of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease, said Dale Olson, his longtime publicist. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The obituary of TV documentary producer David L. Wolper in Thursday's Section A said that the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles that Wolper staged included 84 pianists in white tuxedos playing "Rhapsody...

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