Other Notable Deaths


May 18, 2008


Film and TV producer

Sandy Howard, a film and television producer whose credits include The Island of Dr. Moreau and the 1970s Western A Man Called Horse, died Friday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer's disease, spokeswoman Jaime Larkin told the Associated Press.

Mr. Howard had been a resident of the hospital's Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Facility, Harry's Haven, for 10 years.

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mr. Howard started his career as a publicist for Broadway shows before directing TV's Howdy Doody at age 19, according to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

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