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The passing of a legend
 
The passing of a legend [ Person -> Review ]
Posted by King of Creation Wed 01 Mar 2006, 2:29 AM
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Ray Mauer, the man, the myth, the legend, has passed away at the age of 89.

Raymond J. Mauer, who wrote the script for the landmark civil defense film, ''Duck and Cover," died Wednesday at Bridgeport Hospital after a long illness. He was 89.

Millions of schoolchildren in the 1950s saw the film.

In the case of an atomic attack, children were advised to duck beneath a table or desk and cover their heads.

Mr. Mauer, a Stratford resident, wrote the script for the film during a brief foray into the film production business with Archer Productions in the early 1950s.

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