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“Route 66” producer dies

Mort Abrahams, a producer for the “Route 66” television show during the 1960s, died of natural causes at age 93 at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., reported the Hollywood Reporter.

Abrahams was reportedly the show’s producer in 1962-63. According to the, he produced the acclaimed episode, “Lizard’s Leg and Owlet’s Wing,” in which classic horror-film stars Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff made prominent appearances.

He also produced the TV shows “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Kraft Suspense Theatre” and “G.E. Theatre.” He was a producer or writer for a number of films, including “Doctor Dolittle” (1967), “Planet of the Apes” (1968), “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” (1969) and “Beneath the Planet of the Apes” (1970).


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