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TrekToday October 1 2008 09:56 PM

Star Trek Writer Oliver Crawford Passes
<font color=yellow>Oliver Crawford</font>, who wrote or co-wrote three original series episodes, died recently in Los Angeles. <p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="">Variety</A>, television and film writer Oliver Crawford passed away at the age of ninety-one in Los Angeles on September 24th.<p><p>Crawford wrote or co-wrote the stories or teleplays for <i>The Galileo Seven</i>, <i>Let That Be Your Last Battlefield</i> and <i>The Cloud Minders</i>, episodes from the first and third seasons of the original series.<p>Born in Chicago, Crawford was called before the sub-committee of the House Un-American Committee during the McCarthy years. Refusing to cooperate, he was then blacklisted and fired from his contract. <p>Relocating from Hollywood to New York with his family, he eventually found work on <i>Playhouse 90</i>. When his career improved, he served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, a position he held for twenty-six years. Part of his work for the WGA included providing financial restitution to other victims of the blacklisting. <p>Writing for shows such as <i>Rawhide</i>, <i>The Rifleman</i>, <i>Perry Mason</i>, <i>Kojak</i> and others;, Crawford was nominated for Emmys for <i>Climax!</i> and <i>Lineup</i>. Crawford also received a Writers Guild nomination for <i>Outer Limits</i>.<p>Crawford is survived by two daughters, a son, a brother and a sister.<p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="">here</A>.<center></center>

PKerr October 2 2008 05:45 PM

Re: Star Trek Writer Oliver Crawford Passes
Rest In Peace Mr. Crawford.

Mr. Crawford will be Honored on my Star Trek Memorial site.

You may view it here.

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