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Marty Pasetta dies at 82; directed 17 Oscar shows, Elvis satellite concert
Marty Pasetta dies at 82; directed 17 Oscar shows, Elvis satellite concert

Marty Pasetta, a veteran director of live TV extravaganzas, including 17 Academy Awards shows and inaugural galas for Presidents Carter and Reagan, has died. He was 82. Pasetta died Thursday from injuries sustained in a single-car accident in La Quinta, where he lived. According to the Riverside County coroner's office, the driver of the car in which the director was riding had left the engine on after they left the vehicle. The car struck Pasetta and another passenger. Pasetta died at the scene. The operator of the vehicle, Keith Stewart, 75, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. During four decades in television, Pasetta directed and produced specials for...

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