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April 30, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Jack Shea, a Hollywood veteran who directed popular sitcoms such as "The Jeffersons" and who, as president of the Directors Guild of America, forcefully argued for minority hiring and local production, has died. He was 84. Shea's death Sunday at a Tarzana care facility was caused by complications from Alzheimer's disease, a family spokesman said. His first TV directing gig came when he was 27, a frightened novice who suddenly was asked to fill in when the director of the game show "Truth or Consequences" called in sick.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
Jack Shea, a Hollywood veteran who directed popular sitcoms such as "The Jeffersons" and who, as president of the Directors Guild of America, forcefully argued for minority hiring and local production, has died. He was 84. Shea's death Sunday at a Tarzana care facility was caused by complications from Alzheimer's disease, a family spokesman said. His first TV directing gig came when he was 27, a frightened novice who suddenly was asked to fill in when the director of the game show "Truth or Consequences" called in sick.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1997 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the death last week of Jack Shea, Newport Harbor Art Museum trustee extraordinaire, Orange County lost a member of an increasingly endangered species: business people who support art primarily because it is their passion. Shea, who died Feb. 5 at age 74 in Palm Springs after a long illness, was president of the museum's board from 1978-81 and 1986-87.
SPORTS
February 25, 2002 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add one more goose bump to the story of gold medalist Jim Shea, already among the most heartwarming and inspiring of these Olympic Games. Shea is the Lake Placid, N.Y., slider who won the gold medal in skeleton Wednesday, carrying a funeral card of his grandfather in his helmet as he sped down the course.
SPORTS
February 25, 2002 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Add one more goose bump to the story of gold medalist Jim Shea, already among the most heartwarming and inspiring of these Olympic Games. Shea is the Lake Placid, N.Y., slider who won the gold medal in skeleton Wednesday, carrying a funeral card of his grandfather in his helmet as he sped down the course.
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February 8, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Martin "Jack" Shea, one of Southern California's top collectors of modern American art, has died. He was 74. Shea, a major philanthropist for art and animal causes, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, his wife, Marion, said.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1998 | MARLA MATZER
The Directors Guild of America said Monday that its board has unanimously voted to renew Jay D. Roth's contract as national executive director through 2005. Roth, formerly an attorney representing labor organizations, assumed the guild's top management post in 1995; his current contract is not to expire until 2000. DGA President Jack Shea said the early renewal "lets our employers know that the DGA will continue to have strong, skillful leadership well into the next millennium."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Directors Guild of America's national board voted unanimously Saturday to recommend ratification of a three-year contract with movie studios and television networks. The new contract would go into effect July 1 and run through 2005. The recommendation comes six months before the current contract expires. The 21-0 vote was taken at the board's regularly scheduled meeting in Los Angeles, according to a guild news release.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2001 | Jim Bates
John Wells, the television producer who led the Writers Guild of America's West Coast faction during its recent contract negotiations with studios, won't be running for president again. The decision by Wells, after a standard two-year term, comes as no surprise, given a hectic production schedule that includes overseeing such top shows as "E.R.," "The West Wing" and "Third Watch."
NEWS
April 26, 1994 | ANN CONWAY
Contemporary art collector Jack Shea tried to stay in the shadows Sunday night when the Newport Harbor Art Museum honored him and his wife, Marion, at its seventh annual Art of Dining benefit. Taking the stage before hundreds of guests at the Four Seasons Hotel in Newport Beach, the museum's former chairman dodged the spotlight as museum president Joan Beall sang his praises and presented him with an etched crystal bowl. "C'mon, Jack," whispered his wife, coaxing him to step forward.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 1997 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the death last week of Jack Shea, Newport Harbor Art Museum trustee extraordinaire, Orange County lost a member of an increasingly endangered species: business people who support art primarily because it is their passion. Shea, who died Feb. 5 at age 74 in Palm Springs after a long illness, was president of the museum's board from 1978-81 and 1986-87.
NEWS
February 8, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Martin "Jack" Shea, one of Southern California's top collectors of modern American art, has died. He was 74. Shea, a major philanthropist for art and animal causes, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, his wife, Marion, said.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1986 | JEFF ROWE
Like any good carwash magnate and art museum chairman, Jack Shea appreciates clean lines and brilliant paint work--whether on canvas or on a car. But while steady streams of drivers with dirty cars visit the 11 carwashes he owns in Orange County, visitors to the Newport Harbor Art Museum--which Shea chairs--are not always as plentiful.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1999
I want to congratulate the Directors Guild of America for renaming the D.W. Griffith Award (Saturday Letters, Dec. 18). Diversity has proven a difficult and elusive goal to achieve in the entertainment media. Courageous and appropriate steps are necessary for our institutions and organizations to modify their practices to ensure every one of our members and of our audience can share with pride in the recognition of our great accomplishments. The breakthrough techniques for which Griffith was known were exemplified in his film "Birth of a Nation," an unabashed endorsement of the Ku Klux Klan.
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