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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Sad to report the death of composer Allyn Ferguson, who passed away of natural causes on 23rd June.
Born in San Diego in 1924, Ferguson will perhaps be best remembered for his work on a number of glossy, star-filled TV movies of the '70s and '80s, including The Man in the Iron Mask, The Four Feathers and A Tale of Two Cities. But his work in TV especially, often with fellow composer Jack Elliott, was extensive, starting on shows in the '60s like The Monkees and The Everly Brothers Show, moving on to '70s shows like Banacek, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, Starsky & Hutch, Barney Miller and Charlie's Angels; '8os fare, such as four episodes of Hallmark Hall of Fame (from which his score to Camille won him an Emmy); and finally Diagnosis Murder in the '90s. In addition, writing scores for many a television movie along the way. His cinema assignments were rare, with 1979's Avalanche Express probably best remembered.
His final assignment was for Back to the Secret Garden in 2001.


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