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What's Happening!! (TV Series 1976–1979) Poster

(1976–1979)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Mark Warren ... (44 episodes, 1976-1979)
Lee Bernhardi ... (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Dick Harwood ... (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hal Alexander ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Tony Csiki ... (1 episode, 1976)
Alan Rafkin ... (1 episode, 1976)
Jack Shea ... (1 episode, 1976)
Dennis Steinmetz ... (1 episode, 1976)
Bud Yorkin ... (1 episode, 1976)
Ron Richards ... (1 episode, 1977)
Bill Foster ... (1 episode, 1978)
Mary Hardwick ... (1 episode, 1979)
Russ Petrano ... (1 episode, 1979)
Joseph L. Scanlan ... (1 episode, 1979)
Danny Simon ... (1 episode, 1979)

Series Writing Credits  

Dawn Aldredge ... (1 episode, 1976)
Richard Baer ... (1 episode, 1977)
Ted Bergman ... (3 episodes, 1978)
Barbara Berkowitz ... (1 episode, 1977)
William Bickley ... (1 episode, 1977)
Eric Lee Bowers ... (1 episode, 1978)
Bill Box ... (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marty Brill ... (1 episode, 1978)
Dee Caruso ... (1 episode, 1978)
Nicholas DeMarco ... (1 episode, 1977)
Alan Eisenstock ... (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Gene Farmer ... (1 episode, 1977)
Marty Farrell ... (1 episode, 1977)
Fred S. Fox ... (1 episode, 1976)
Marion C. Freeman ... (1 episode, 1976)
Gerald Gardner ... (1 episode, 1978)
Carol Gary ... (2 episodes, 1977)
Ken Hecht ... (1 episode, 1978)
Bruce Howard ... (1 episode, 1977)
Bob Illes ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Seaman Jacobs ... (1 episode, 1976)
Bruce Kalish ... (1 episode, 1979)
Barry Meadow ... (1 episode, 1978)
Larry Mintz ... (8 episodes, 1976-1978)
Rick Mittleman ... (4 episodes, 1977)
Eric Monte ... (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Tom Moore ... (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Winston Moss ... (1 episode, 1977)
Jim Mulligan ... (1 episode, 1976)
Thad Mumford ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Joseph Neustein ... (1 episode, 1978)
Bernie Orenstein ... (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Joanne Pagliaro ... (4 episodes, 1979)
Deborah Pastoria ... (1 episode, 1978)
Cheryl Pelt ... (1 episode, 1979)
Gene Perret ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
David Pollock ... (1 episode, 1977)
Bill Richmond ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry Ross ... (1 episode, 1977)
Mort Scharfman ... (1 episode, 1977)
James R. Stein ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeremy Stevens ... (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Levi Taylor ... (1 episode, 1979)
Philip John Taylor ... (1 episode, 1979)
Saul Turteltaub ... (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
David Tyree ... (1 episode, 1979)
Sally Wade ... (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Warren ... (1 episode, 1977)
Dick Westerschulte ... (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

Series Cast verified as complete  

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Haywood Nelson ...
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Fred Berry ...
Shirley Hemphill ...
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David Hollander ...
 Earl 'Little Earl' Barnett Jr. 10 episodes, 1978-1979
John Welsh ...
 Earl 'Big Earl' Barnett 9 episodes, 1978-1979
Richard Couture ...
 Patron at Rob's Place / ... 9 episodes, 1977-1979
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Fritzi Burr ...
 Miss Collins 7 episodes, 1977-1979
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 Bill Thomas 7 episodes, 1976-1977
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 Diane / ... 6 episodes, 1976-1977
Leland Smith ...
Bryan O'Dell ...
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 Al Dunbar / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1978
Rani DuBois ...
 Cindy / ... 4 episodes, 1976-1979
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 April / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1979
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 Millie / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1979
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 Gene / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Chip Fields ...
 Donna / ... 3 episodes, 1977-1979
Rose Fonseca ...
 Angela / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1977
Alonzo Brown Jr. ...
The Doobie Brothers ...
 Themselves 2 episodes, 1978
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 Lawrence Nelson 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Nathaniel Taylor ...
Stu Gilliam ...
Ralph Wilcox ...
 Allan / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
Danny Wells ...
 Bert Frederick / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1977
Hank Rolike ...
 Barney Dunn / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Henry Robinson ...
 Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1978
LaNette Hardiman ...
 Delores / ... 2 episodes, 1978-1979
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 Emcee / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978
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Freeman King ...
 Customer / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1979
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 Mr. Bradley 2 episodes, 1977-1979
Hope Clarke ...
 Elizabeth Duncan / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
Bob Harcum ...
 Darryl / ... 2 episodes, 1977-1978
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 Tod Miller 1 episode, 1977
Ed Bernard ...
 Ed Roberts 1 episode, 1978
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 Mr. Finley 1 episode, 1978
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 Mrs. Cavendish 1 episode, 1976
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 Mr. Claxton 1 episode, 1976
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 Rev. Bailey 1 episode, 1977
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 Dr. Claymore 1 episode, 1977
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 Love-is-Life 1 episode, 1978
Erin Blunt ...
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 Ray Cleamons 1 episode, 1976
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 Mr. Reynolds 1 episode, 1976
Adrienne Alexander ...
 Robin Mitchell 1 episode, 1977
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 Judge Barnes 1 episode, 1977
Casey Brown ...
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Charles Siebert ...
 Mr. Ramsey 1 episode, 1977
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 Melanie 1 episode, 1978
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Cinque Attucks ...
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 John Stevens 1 episode, 1976
B.J. Jordan ...
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 Mr. Davis 1 episode, 1977
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Bill Walker ...
 Rev. Burk 1 episode, 1977
Marty Barris ...
 Manager 1 episode, 1978
Oscar DeGruy ...
 High Priest 1 episode, 1978
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Noniece Williams ...
Wendell Wright ...
 Sergeant 1 episode, 1978
Sparky Marcus ...
Tracee Lyles ...
 Mrs. Wilson 1 episode, 1976
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 Mrs. Stevens 1 episode, 1976
Gerry Black ...
Tom Holiday ...
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 Britisher 1 episode, 1978
Dathan Tyrone Jones ...
 Rev. Morgan 1 episode, 1978
Douglas Grant ...
 Lester Williams 1 episode, 1979
De'voreaux White ...
Alycia Gardner ...
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Betty A. Bridges ...
 Mrs. Nelson 1 episode, 1979
Justin Dana ...
Lila Perry ...
 Betty Wilson 1 episode, 1976
Nyles Harris ...
Elaine Hobson ...
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 Boy in Dark 1 episode, 1976
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 Mr. Donovan 1 episode, 1976
Rozelle Gayle ...
Oliver Givens ...
Bobby Griffin ...
 Frankie Taylor 1 episode, 1976
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 Darlene 1 episode, 1976
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The Lockers ...
 The Rockets 1 episode, 1976
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 Manager 1 episode, 1976
Tim Pelt ...
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Renny Roker ...
Don Sherman ...
 Sammy Persky 1 episode, 1976
Ta-Tanisha ...
 Patrice Williams 1 episode, 1976
Dave Turner ...
 Manager 1 episode, 1976
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 Daniel Turner 1 episode, 1977
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 Ben Martin 1 episode, 1977
Donald Blackwell ...
 Johnson 1 episode, 1977
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 Julie Clark 1 episode, 1977
Renee Brown ...
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 Mr. Barnes 1 episode, 1977
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 Judge Miriam Lubash 1 episode, 1977
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Jay Gerber ...
 Poker Player #1 1 episode, 1977
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 Mrs. Turner 1 episode, 1977
Lark Hackshaw ...
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 Clarence Hopkins 1 episode, 1977
Gail Hirsch ...
Simeon Holloway ...
 Mr. Pronson 1 episode, 1977
Paul Lichtman ...
 Poker Player #2 1 episode, 1977
Minnie Summers Lindsey ...
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 Bailiff 1 episode, 1977
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 Mr. Collins 1 episode, 1977
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 Ron Michaels 1 episode, 1977
Fred Pinkard ...
 Mr. Grayson 1 episode, 1977
Sheila Rogers ...
Neil J. Schwartz ...
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 Spike Gibbs 1 episode, 1977
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 Lew Bonner 1 episode, 1977
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 Judy Crane 1 episode, 1977
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 Mr. Simmons 1 episode, 1977
Allen Williams ...
 Charlie 1 episode, 1977
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Raymond Allen ...
 Mr. Stone 1 episode, 1978
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 Mrs. Lawrence 1 episode, 1978
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 Mr. Evans 1 episode, 1978
Franchesska Berry ...
 Charlene 1 episode, 1978
Kael Blackwood ...
 Suchart 1 episode, 1978
Roger Bowen ...
 Robert Glover 1 episode, 1978
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 Student #2 1 episode, 1978
Sip Culler ...
 Mr. Johnson 1 episode, 1978
LaVonne Dancy ...
 Jeannie Wilson 1 episode, 1978
Norma Donaldson ...
 Mrs. Miller 1 episode, 1978
Andre Edwards ...
Bianca Ferguson ...
Victor Fisher ...
Rana Ford ...
 Delores 1 episode, 1978
Larry Gilman ...
 Sylvester 1 episode, 1978
The Givens Family ...
 Themselves 1 episode, 1978
Sarina C. Grant ...
 Ticket Master 1 episode, 1978
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 Himself 1 episode, 1978
Howard Itzkowitz ...
 Ventriloquist 1 episode, 1978
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 Mr. Davidson 1 episode, 1978
Kutee ...
Ric Mancini ...
 Mr. Lawrence 1 episode, 1978
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Randy Martin ...
 Customer 1 episode, 1978
Candy Mobley ...
 Girl #2 1 episode, 1978
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 Mrs. Peterson 1 episode, 1978
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 Herself 1 episode, 1978
Rochelle Runnells ...
 Girl #1 1 episode, 1978
Adam Wade ...
 Marty Slade 1 episode, 1978
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Lauren Dana Adams ...
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Jordan Brian ...
 Bobby Farrell 1 episode, 1979
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 Ricardo 1 episode, 1979
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 Secretary 1 episode, 1979
Hal K. Dawson ...
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 Mr. Bradford 1 episode, 1979
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Jinaki ...
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 Mr. Wing 1 episode, 1979
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 Mr. Sloan 1 episode, 1979
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 Duke Morgan 1 episode, 1979
Diane Sommerfield ...
Richard Stahl ...
Ralph Steadman ...
Charles Wagenheim ...
Luke Walker ...
Mark Warren ...
Nelson Welch ...
 Old Man 1 episode, 1979
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 Mr. Logan 1 episode, 1979

Series Produced by 

Bernie Orenstein ... executive producer (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Saul Turteltaub ... executive producer (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Bud Yorkin ... executive producer (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Sue Nevens ... associate producer (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Norman C. Hopps ... associate producer (16 episodes, 1976-1979)
William Bickley ... producer (11 episodes, 1977)
Michael Warren ... producer (11 episodes, 1977)
Dee Caruso ... producer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Gerald Gardner ... producer (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Si Rose ... producer (2 episodes, 1979)
Lloyd J. Schwartz ... producer (1 episode, 1977)
Ted Bergman ... producer (1 episode, 1978)
Ken Hecht ... producer (1 episode, 1978)
Sidney Miller ... co-producer (1 episode, 1979)

Series Music by 

Henry Mancini ... (4 episodes, 1977-1978)

Series Film Editing by 

Hal Collins ... (65 episodes, 1976-1979)
Chip Brooks ... (54 episodes, 1976-1979)
Danny White ... (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mario Di Mambro ... (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Rose ... (2 episodes, 1977)
Marco Zappia ... (1 episode, 1978)

Series Casting By 

Jane Murray ... (65 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Art Direction by 

Edward Stephenson ... (65 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Costume Design by 

Lee Smith ... (65 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Makeup Department 

Lisa Pharren ... makeup artist (28 episodes, 1977-1979)
Billie Jordan ... hair stylist (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jim Kail ... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ken Wensevic ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1977)

Series Production Management 

Buddy Arnold ... post-production supervisor (44 episodes, 1977-1979)
Steve McPeek ... unit manager (15 episodes, 1976-1979)
Tom Bruehl ... unit manager (14 episodes, 1977-1978)
Brett Crutcher ... unit manager (5 episodes, 1978)
Jim Zrake ... unit manager (2 episodes, 1978)
Cassius Weathersby ... production manager (unknown episodes)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Mary Hardwick ... associate director (26 episodes, 1977-1979)
Elly Graf ... associate director / assistant director (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rick Gough ... assistant director / associate director (2 episodes, 1978-1979)

Series Sound Department 

Dick Sarter ... audio (19 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ken Turner ... audio (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry Pattison ... audio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Burns ... audio (2 episodes, 1977)
Kerry Boggio ... audio (1 episode, 1977)
Ken Becker ... audio (1 episode, 1978)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Walter Glover ... lighting director / lighting (33 episodes, 1976-1979)
Reg Leffler ... lighting director (25 episodes, 1977-1979)
Robert A. Bowen ... camera operator (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tom Weber ... video (16 episodes, 1977-1979)
Richard Hissong ... video (5 episodes, 1977)
Chuck Lofthouse ... lighting consultant (4 episodes, 1977)
David Andress ... lighting (3 episodes, 1977)
Larry Brotzler ... video (3 episodes, 1977)
Don McCuaig ... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977)
Roy White ... video (2 episodes, 1978)
Keith Hendricks ... video (1 episode, 1976)
Chris Roberts ... lighting director (1 episode, 1977)
Harold Guy ... lighting director (1 episode, 1978)
Charles R. Hunter Jr. ... lighting director (1 episode, 1978)
Bill Gausman ... lighting director (1 episode, 1979)

Series Music Department 

Henry Mancini ... composer: theme music (65 episodes, 1976-1979)

Series Other crew 

Alan Eisenstock ... executive story consultant / story consultant (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
Larry Mintz ... executive story consultant / story consultant (32 episodes, 1976-1978)
Mattie Caruthers ... script supervisor (29 episodes, 1976-1979)
Rob Oberbillig ... technical director (27 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tom Moore ... story editor / script supervisor (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Keith Hopkins ... stage manager (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Thad Mumford ... story editor (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Adrienne Pettijohn ... assistant to producer / assistant to the producers (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
Joan Boyer ... assistant to producers (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Katy Dowdalls ... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sue Nevens ... production coordinator (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arlando Smith ... stage manager (9 episodes, 1976-1977)
Milt Hoffman ... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1977)
Dick Jacobsen ... technical director (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sharyn E. Burg ... assistant to producer (7 episodes, 1977)
Rick Mittleman ... script consultant (7 episodes, 1977)
Tony Singletary ... stage manager (6 episodes, 1977)
Craig Factor ... stage manager (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Joanne Pagliaro ... program consultant (6 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jeremy Stevens ... script supervisor / story editor (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Marty Farrell ... creative consultant (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
William Bickley ... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1977)
Michael Warren ... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1977)
Bill Box ... story editor (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Dick Westerschulte ... story editor (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Cathy Clark Wortman ... assistant to producer / assistant to the producer (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bob Illes ... story editor (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Emmitt-Leon O'Neill ... stage manager (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
James R. Stein ... story editor (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Vicki Sherer ... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1977)
Len Uslaner ... technical director (2 episodes, 1977)
Ted Bergman ... executive story consultant / script supervisor (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Mitch Markowitz ... program consultant (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Ray Conners ... technical director (1 episode, 1978)
Eric L. Bowers ... program consultant (1 episode, 1979)

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