PASSINGS: Charles S. Dubin, Jonathan Exley

Charles S. Dubin

Prolific TV director’s credits included ‘MASH’

Charles S. Dubin, 92, a prolific television director whose credits include 44 episodes of the sitcom “MASH,” died of natural causes Monday at his home in Brentwood, his family said.

He also was the producer and director of the 1965 CBS production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein made-for-TV musical “Cinderella,” which starred Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon, and also featured Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm, Jo Van Fleet andGinger Rogers.


Among the awards Dubin received in his long career were a daytime Emmy Award in 1990 for directing “Mathnet” segments of the public TV program “Square One TV.”

His other TV directing credits include “Kojak,” “Lou Grant,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Matlock,” “Father Dowling Mysteries,” “Cannon,” “Ironside,” “The Virginian” and “The Defenders.”

Dubin got his start in television in the early 1950s directing such live programs as “Pulitzer Prize Playhouse,” “Omnibus” and “Producers’ Showcase.”

Born Feb. 1, 1919, in New York City, Dubin graduated from Brooklyn College in 1941. After studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse, he began performing in the Catskills before returning to New York and working first as a stage manager and then as an associate director for TV.


Jonathan Exley, a photographer of actors, musicians, politicians, sports figures and other celebrities who was perhaps best known for his images of pop star Michael Jackson, died of complications of liver failure Aug. 29 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 63.

-- Los Angeles Times staff reports

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