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Hal Kanter dies at 92; Emmy-winning comedy writer, director
Hal Kanter dies at 92; Emmy-winning comedy writer, director

Hal Kanter, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, and a director and producer whose career included writing for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, directing Elvis Presley and creating a landmark 1960s TV series starring Diahann Carroll, has died. He was 92. Kanter, who for decades was a writer for the annual Oscar telecast, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at Encino Hospital, said his daughter, Donna Kanter. "What a dear man," longtime friend Carl Reiner said Monday after learning of Kanter's death. "He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there's no question about it," said Reiner, noting that Kanter was master of ceremonies for the Directors...

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