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Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'
Ted Flicker dies at 84; writer, director co-created 'Barney Miller'

Ted Flicker, who co-created the hit TV series "Barney Miller" and directed the cult-favorite political film satire "The President's Analyst," died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 84. The cause has not been determined, said his wife, Barbara. He had been undergoing treatments for a lung ailment. In the 1950s he worked with Elaine May and others in the pioneering improvisational theater company Compass Players in Chicago and went on to direct numerous episodes of 1960s and 1970s TV series, including "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Streets of San Francisco" and "Night Gallery." But Flicker, by his own admission, did not...

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