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July 19, 2002 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry D. Melton, the award-winning director of the theater department at Hollywood High School from 1968 to 1992, and the man who brought national acclaim to the school's program, died Thursday of liver cancer. Melton, 69, was at home in North Hollywood, surrounded by family and friends--many of them former students--when he succumbed to the illness, diagnosed only about two weeks ago.
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July 19, 2002 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry D. Melton, the award-winning director of the theater department at Hollywood High School from 1968 to 1992, and the man who brought national acclaim to the school's program, died Thursday of liver cancer. Melton, 69, was at home in North Hollywood, surrounded by family and friends--many of them former students--when he succumbed to the illness, diagnosed only about two weeks ago.
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July 19, 2002 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mr. Melton did it again. The former head of the performing arts program at Hollywood High School wasn't even on the premises this week when his aging ex-students--remembering all he'd ever taught them--won multiple standing ovations at an event they dedicated to him. They emoted, they projected, they hit their marks. It was high drama, unscripted and pure.
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July 27, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney mulled over arithmetic problems together. Lana Turner ditched typing class and got discovered as she sipped a Coke across the street. And Carol Burnett wrote and edited the school newspaper. Hollywood High School will turn 100 years old next month.
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