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‘Dallas’ Producer-Writer Dies

Leonard Katzman, a television producer, director and writer who produced more than 350 episodes of “Dallas,” one of the most popular series in television history, died of a heart attack on Thursday at his home in Malibu, Calif. He was 69.

The longtime executive producer of “Dallas,” Katzman also directed and wrote one-third of the episodes that he produced. The show, on CBS in prime time, focused largely on a fictional Texas oil family, the Ewings, and was spiced with sex, intrigue and power-wielding.

“Dallas” ran from 1978 to 1991.

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