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PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price
PASSINGS: Ron Taylor, Mario Armond Zamparelli, Anne Shaw Price

Ron Taylor Filmed shark for 'Jaws' Ron Taylor, 78, an Australian marine conservationist who helped film some of the dramatic underwater footage used in the classic shark thriller "Jaws," died Sunday at a Sydney hospital after battling leukemia. Taylor and his wife, Valerie, spent years filming great white sharks and trying to persuade a wary public that the much-feared creatures were beautiful animals worthy of respect. Their stunning up-close images of sharks drew the attention of "Jaws" director Steven Spielberg, who asked the couple to capture footage of a great white for his 1975 blockbuster. The Taylors shot much of the movie sequence in which a shark...

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