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Nino Candido, the retired property master for NBC's "My Name Is Earl" who acted on various TV shows in the 1960s and '70s, died April 26 of natural causes in Laughlin, Nev. He was 65.

Candido was a son of comedian and voice actor Candy Candido.

As an actor, the younger Candido got his start in an episode of "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" in 1962, then went on to appear in such shows as "Leave It to Beaver," "Honey West," "The Time Tunnel" and "The Mod Squad" and the Paul Newman film "Hud."

He moved into the prop department on the 1975 movie "Smile," then worked on "Bull Durham" and TV series including "The A-Team," "Hunter" and "The Bernie Mac Show." A member of SAG and IATSE, he retired in January after three seasons on "Earl."

Joyce "Dottie" Rambo, an influential gospel singer and songwriter, died May 11 when her tour bus ran off the highway and struck an embankment in Mount Vernon, Mo. She was 74.

Rambo, of Nashville, was on her way to a Mother's Day performance in Texas, according to her Web site.

Dolly Parton recorded a number of Rambo's songs. She called her "a dear friend, a fellow singer, songwriter and entertainer, and as of late my duet singing partner."

Rambo had more than 2,500 songs published, including gospel classics "He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need" and "We Shall Behold Him."



Richard De Roy, a TV writer for more than four decades, died March 8 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77.

De Roy, a native of Pittsburgh, began his career in live television on Westinghouse's "Studio One" in 1948. He went on to write for such shows as "77 Sunset Strip," "The Twilight Zone," "The Flying Nun," "The Name of the Game," "The Partridge Family" and "Hawaii Five-O."

He also served in a producing capacity and wrote for "Peyton Place," "Hart to Hart," "The Father Dowling Mysteries" and "Remington Steele."

De Roy wrote the 1973 feature "Two People," directed by Robert Wise and starring Lindsay Wagner and Peter Fonda.



Jerry Wallace, who sang the 1950s hits "Primrose Lane" and "How the Time Flies," died May 5 of congestive heart failure in Victorville, Calif. He was 79.

Gene Kennedy, the owner of Door Knob Records, which released several of Wallace's records in the late '70s, said "Primrose Lane" sold more than 1 million copies.

Wallace began recording in 1951 and scored his first major hit seven years later with "How the Time Flies," followed a year later with his lone top 10 single, the upbeat "Primrose Lane," written by George Callender and Wayne Shanklin.



Robert Nudelman, a preservationist who helped spearhead Hollywood's rebirth as he campaigned to restore such landmarks as the El Capitan Theatre and the Cinerama Dome, died May 6 of undetermined causes in Tucson, Ariz. He was 52.

Armed with photographs and details about classic buildings, Nudelman helped persuade theater owners to save Grauman's Chinese, the Egyptian, the Pantages and the Music Box. In 1990, he helped persuade Disney to spend $6 million to restore the El Capitan.

At the time of his death, he was working with Debbie Reynolds on the Hollywood museum she is building in Tennessee.
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