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Subject: Ed Graham, TV director/producer and creator of "Linus The Lionhearted"

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Date Posted: Thursday, October 25, 04:45:27am


Edward Ralph Graham Jr. 1928 2018 Ed passed away peacefully of natural causes surrounded by his loving family September 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife Claire, his children, grandchildren, and cat Willow. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Ed worked as a newspaper copywriter and then an advertising creative writer in New York City. Ed went on to write for Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. As his career flourished Ed moved to Los Angeles and enjoyed continued success as a: writer, executive director, executive producer, cartoonist, and humorist. He became involved in radio and television and worked closely with many entertainment stars including: Jonathan Winters, Sheldon Leonard, and Carl Reiner. Ed enjoyed perhaps his greatest success in television when he created, the Linus the Lionhearted cartoon show aired by CBS and ABC between 1964 1969. Ed had many passions including: piloting airplanes, scuba diving, tennis and competitive Bridge. He was also a big baseball fan of the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs and became friends with Mickey Mantle and Ernie Banks. Ed's last twenty years were among his happiest spent with his beloved wife Claire. Together they enjoyed wonderful travel and family experiences. He was dearly loved and will be missed by many.

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