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THE EMMY NOMINATIONS

Director Wouldn't Be the First to Win Posthumously

July 19, 2002|Susan King

John Frankenheimer, who died July 6 at age 72, received an Emmy nomination Thursday for best director for HBO's "Paths to War." Frankenheimer previously received four Emmy Awards for best director of a movie or miniseries for 1994's "Against the Wall" (1994), "The Burning Season" (1995), "Andersonville" (1996) and "George Wallace" (1998). He also was nominated five times for best direction between 1955 and 1960.

If Frankenheimer wins, he'll join a handful of posthumous recipients. They include:

* Raul Julia, who won the Emmy 11 months after his death in 1994, for best performance by an actor in a movie or miniseries in Frankenheimer's "The Burning Season."

* Colleen Dewhurst, who died in 1991, just two days before winning her fourth Emmy for best guest performance in a comedy series for "Murphy Brown."

* Marion Lorne, who played the ditsy Aunt Clara in "Bewitched," died in 1968, 10 days before receiving her Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy for the sitcom.

Susan King

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