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Duane Earl Poole, Prolific Author of Hanna-Barbera Toons, Dies at 74

Duane Earl Poole, a prolific author for animate sequence akin to The Smurfs, The Nice Grape Ape, Scooby’s Laff-A-Lympics, The All-New Tremendous Pals Hour and Sid & Marty Krofft exhibits, died of most cancers on April 1. His loss of life was introduced by his husband of 20 years, Frank V. Bonventre.

Poole was born in Prescott, Arizona and raised in Kennwick, Wash.  After graduating from the College of Washington, he started working for King World Productions in Seattle. He moved Los Angeles in 1975 to work for Hanna-Barbera. Through the ‘70s, Poole wrote for quite a few Hanna-Barbera exhibits, starting with The Nice Grape Ape Present, Scooby’s Laff-A-Lympics, C B Bears, A Flintstone Christmas, The All-New Tremendous Pals Hour and The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour and Godzilla. He additionally penned the screenplay for the cult traditional “robot-dog” film C.H.O.M.P.S and wrote for Sid & Marty Krofft’s Electra Girl and Dyna Lady.

The early ’80s have been one other vastly productive decade for the proficient author: Poole wrote for The Smurfs, The Flintstone Comedy Present, The Fonz and the Completely satisfied Days Gang, Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, The Flintstone Comedy Present, Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Biskitts.

He discovered himself writing for extra widespread live-action exhibits akin to Hart to Hart, The Fall Man, Love Boat, Glitter and Resort throughout the remainder of his profession Among the many many highlights of his live-action profession was a 1997 adaptation of Truman Capote’s A Christmas Reminiscence, starring Patty Duke and Piper Laurie, in addition to Katharine Hepburn’s This Can’t Be Love, One Christmas, Surviving Gilligan’s Island, Return to The Batcave and quite a few Christmas motion pictures for The Hallmark Channel.

Along with Bonventre, his husband of twenty-two years, Poole is survived by father-in-law Anthony Bonventre, in-laws Virginia Bonventre Cappelli, Patricia Bonventre, David Cappelli Sr., and plenty of nieces and nephews.

Sources: Selection, Deadline



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