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Nora O'Brien dies at 44; NBC Universal program executive
Nora O'Brien dies at 44; NBC Universal program executive

Nora O'Brien, an NBC Universal program executive working on the series "Parenthood," died Wednesday after collapsing while on location in Berkeley. She was 44. The cast and crew of "Parenthood," a remake of the 1989 Steve Martin film, had taken an evening break from shooting and a few people, including O'Brien, were playing basketball, according to a friend. O'Brien said she felt dizzy and then she collapsed. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, friends said. Colleagues and friends were shocked by the news Thursday. Mark Stern, executive vice president for original programming at the Sci Fi cable channel, recruited O'Brien...

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