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Emily Squires, 'Sesame Street' Director, Dies at 71

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She also wrote for such daytime soaps as "Search for Tomorrow," "Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns."

Emily Squires, a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for directing episodes of Sesame Street, died Nov. 21 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York of unknown causes. She was 71.

Squires penned and directed episodes of another PBS series, Between the Lions, and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for co-producing the 1994 children's special All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

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Squires directed more than two dozen episodes of Sesame Street, the first one in 1982. The bulk of her work on the kids show came in the years 2005 through 2007.

She also wrote for the soap operas Search for Tomorrow (for which she won a WGA Award), Guiding Light, The Secret Storm and As the World Turns.

Squires directed documentaries including Visions of Perfect Worlds, a conversation with the Dalai Lama; The Art of Being Human, a portrait of the artist Frederick Franck; and Five Masters of Meditation.

She and her husband, Len Belzer, wrote the 2000 book Spiritual Places In and Around New York City.

Belzer survives her.