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Nancy Malone, Actress and Pioneering TV Executive, Dies at 79

Nancy Malone, Actress and Pioneering TV Executive, Dies at 79
Veteran actress and Emmy-winning director and producer Nancy Malone, a co-founder of the group Women in Film and a groundbreaking female executive at 20th Century Fox in the 1970s, died Thursday in Los Angeles from complications attributed to leukemia, said her representative, Harlan Boll. She was 79. A producer of the 1970s series The Bionic Woman and director of numerous TV shows, including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Dynasty, Cagney & Lacey, .Star Trek: Voyager and Dawson's Creek, the Long Island native began her career at 7 as a child model and appeared in ads for Kellogg’s, Ford and Macy’s. At 10 she
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Nancy Malone, Actress and Pioneering TV Executive, Dies at 79

Nancy Malone, Actress and Pioneering TV Executive, Dies at 79
Veteran actress and Emmy-winning director and producer Nancy Malone, a co-founder of the group Women in Film and a groundbreaking female executive at 20th Century Fox in the 1970s, died Thursday in Los Angeles from complications attributed to leukemia, said her representative, Harlan Boll. She was 79. A producer of the 1970s series The Bionic Woman and director of numerous TV shows, including Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Dynasty, Cagney & Lacey, .Star Trek: Voyager and Dawson's Creek, the Long Island native began her career at 7 as a child model and appeared in ads for Kellogg’s, Ford and Macy’s. At 10 she
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Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78
Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She was 78.

Shortly after producing her first TV movie, “Winner Take All,” starring Shirley Jones, for NBC, Malone joined 20th Century Fox’s TV department as director of TV development. Soon she was named vice president of television, becoming the first woman VP at a major studio. During her time at Fox, Malone co-founded Women in Film.

Malone was an actress for decades, appearing extensively on TV and on stage, before moving behind the camera and into the executive suite and continued acting even after doing so, including a supporting role in the 1973 Burt Reynolds starrer “The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing.”

She joined Tomorrow Entertainment as a story analyst in 1971 and
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