Sally Shulamit Udoff, scribe's wife, dies

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Sally Shulamit Udoff, the wife of screenwriter and playwright Yale Udoff, died Dec. 4 after a 10-year battle with myeloma. She was 72.

Known to her friends as Shula, Sally Udoff worked in London for Westinghouse News before moving to Los Angeles and a job at Quinn Martin Prods.

That was followed by various positions at CBS, including senior script analyst. Later, she was executive assistant to Screen Gems founder John Mitchell, then worked with former CBS president Bud Grant at Tribune Broadcasting and then at Warner Bros. when Grant became an independent producer.

Yale Udoff's credits include "Bad Timing" (1980) starring Art Garfunkel, 1991's "Eve of Destruction" starring Gregory Hines and the 1971 stage comedy "A Gun Play." The couple were married for 32 years; in addition to Yale, survivors include their Siberian husky, Dmitri.

A celebration of her life will take place in the spring.
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