Edward L. Palmer,66, one of the minds behind "Sesame...

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August 19, 1999

Edward L. Palmer,66, one of the minds behind "Sesame Street" and other children's educational programs, died of prostate cancer Aug. 1 in Ithaca, N.Y.

One of the first people hired in 1968 by Children's Television Workshop, parent company of "Sesame Street," he found that children enjoyed watching other children and animals, loved music and slapstick and wanted characters to be kind to each other.

Ross Elliott,82, a character actor who appeared in "I Love Lucy" and other television series and was a regular on the soap opera "General Hospital" in the role of Lee Baldwin, died of cancer Thursday in Los Angeles.

Charles Macaulay,72, an actor who portrayed the often-defeated prosecutor on television's "The Perry Mason Mysteries," died in Healdsburg, Calif., on Friday of cancer.

Pub Date: 8/19/99

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