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Lowell S. Hawley, 94; Wrote for 'Zorro' on Television and in Film

May 12, 2003|From Staff and Wire Reports

Lowell S. Hawley, 94, a screenwriter best known for his work on Disney's "The Swiss Family Robinson" in 1960, died Tuesday in Los Angeles of causes related to aging.

Born in Lynden, Wash., Hawley began his career writing for a radio station in Bellingham, Wash., and then moved to Los Angeles in 1942 to spend a decade writing for radio KFI and its program "Art Baker's Notebook."

Hawley was a writer for the Walt Disney Studio from 1957 to 1969. In addition to "The Swiss Family Robinson," he wrote scripts and songs for the 1950s television series "Zorro" and the Disney films "Zorro, the Avenger" in 1960 and "Babes in Toyland" in 1961.

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