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Reza Badiyi dies at 81; prolific TV director
Reza Badiyi dies at 81; prolific TV director

Reza Badiyi, a prolific television director whose credits included "Get Smart" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and who set a Directors Guild of America record for directing the most hours of episodic series television, has died. He was 81.Badiyi, who had been dealing with a number of medical issues in recent weeks, died Saturday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, said family spokeswoman Bita Milanian.The Iranian-born Badiyi, who launched his filmmaking career making documentaries in Iran before moving to the United States in 1955, began directing for TV in the late 1960s.Among his long list of credits are "Mission Impossible," "The Rockford Files," "Baretta," "Mannix," "Starsky...

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