Earl Ebi Obituary

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  • Title Earl Ebi Obituary 
    Date Jan 1973 
    Periodical Los Angeles Times 
    Place Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
    Source Type Newspaper 
    Source ID S507 
    Text Earl Ebi, 69, Radio and TV Producer, Dies

    Earl Ebi, 69, veteran radio and television producer, died Thursday at Encino Community Hospital after a brief illness.

    A native of Hollister, Mr. Ebi attended Pasadena Playhouse and began his acting career in motion pictures then moved into the field of network radio before World War II.

    He worked for NBC in Detroit and Chicago and returned to Los Angeles in 1941 where he joined the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency as a radio producer.

    He served as producer on the Edgar Bergen - Charlie McCarthy and Lux Radio Theater shows and moved into television with Lux Video Theater and Kraft TV Theater. In 1965 he became a member of the Leo Burnett television production staff.

    He retired as a producer in 1969, but turned again to acting in films and television with roles in such motion pictures as “Vanished,” “The Chicago Teddy Bears” and “Incident on a Dark Street,” and in the Mission Impossible and Jimmy Stewart television series.

    He was serving his second term as president of the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.

    Mr. Ebi leaves his wife, Charlotte; a daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Swindell; two sons, Richard and Scott, and 10 grandchildren.

    Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd. Interment will be private. 
    Linked to (1) EBI, Earl Augustus 

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