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Howard Zieff dies at 81; directed 'Private Benjamin' and other comedies

Howard Zieff, a top advertising print photographer and TV commercial director in the 1960s and early '70s before tapping his flair for comedy as the director of movies including "Private Benjamin," "Hearts of the West" and "My Girl," has died. He was 81. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Howard Zieff obituary: The obituary of director Howard Zieff in Tuesday's California section incorrectly said he died Saturday. He died Sunday. — -------------------- Zieff died Saturday of complications of Parkinson's disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Ronda Gomez-Quinones. Beginning with "Slither," a...