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August 31, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joseph Stefano, who wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Psycho" and was the influential first-season producer-writer of the 1960s science-fiction anthology TV series "The Outer Limits," has died. He was 84. Stefano, who underwent surgery for lung cancer in 2001, died of heart failure Friday at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, said his wife of 52 years, Marilyn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Joseph Stefano, who wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller "Psycho" and was the influential first-season producer-writer of the 1960s science-fiction anthology TV series "The Outer Limits," has died. He was 84. Stefano, who underwent surgery for lung cancer in 2001, died of heart failure Friday at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, said his wife of 52 years, Marilyn.
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March 9, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From 1963 to '65, ABC presented the brilliant sci-fi anthology series "The Outer Limits." Created and executive produced by the late Leslie Stevens, the hourlong series featured such up-and-coming actors as Martin Landau, Robert Culp and Robert Duvall, compelling story lines and complex aliens. The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival pays tribute to "The Outer Limits" on Friday evening and the public is invited.
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March 9, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From 1963 to '65, ABC presented the brilliant sci-fi anthology series "The Outer Limits." Created and executive produced by the late Leslie Stevens, the hourlong series featured such up-and-coming actors as Martin Landau, Robert Culp and Robert Duvall, compelling story lines and complex aliens. The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival pays tribute to "The Outer Limits" on Friday evening and the public is invited.
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July 11, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer Joseph Stefano loves to scare audiences. His screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 film "Psycho" has frightened the living daylights out of horror fans for nearly four decades. Stefano also sent chills up the spines of TV viewers with the original '60s version of the sci-fi anthology "The Outer Limits." He produced the first season of the legendary series and wrote 12 episodes, including the spooky "Feasibility Study," starring Sam Wanamaker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
Spotlighting the best student movie makers at Cal State Northridge, four films will be screened at a special event Wednesday in North Hollywood, the university has announced. Sponsored by CSUN's radio-television-film department, the evening is scheduled to include four films created in the department's senior-level production class. Veteran screenwriter Joseph Stefano ("Psycho") will host. According to film professor Nate Thomas, the event is designed to show the best work of the university's amateur filmmakers.
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May 14, 1996
Longtime "Days of Our Lives" star Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans) will kick off a series of chats by the daytime show's stars when she goes online on the Microsoft Network (go word: NBC) and the World Wide Web (http/nbc.com.) on today at 6 p.m. Two of the soap opera's villains--Joseph Mascolo (Stefano DiMera) and Louise Sorel (Vivian Alamain)--will follow Hall with their own online appearances on May 20 at 6 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
A mental patient convinced he's the son of God. A portly secret agent lured back for one last mission. A headstrong reporter chasing a hot story. An agoraphobic searching for love. Born from the imaginations of Cal State Northridge students, the motley cast of characters shared the spotlight Wednesday night at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. The occasion? CSUN's sixth annual Student Film Showcase.
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November 22, 1995 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
If we put our minds to it, most of us can isolate a moment from our childhood that stands out, above all others, for the lessons it taught us, for the changes it made in us and for its power to transport us back. The question raised by "Two Bits," screenwriter Joseph Stefano's autobiographical reflections on the formative moment in his life, is how much these personal epiphanies have to say to anyone else. The moment for Stefano, a child of the Depression, is Aug.
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July 11, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Writer Joseph Stefano loves to scare audiences. His screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1960 film "Psycho" has frightened the living daylights out of horror fans for nearly four decades. Stefano also sent chills up the spines of TV viewers with the original '60s version of the sci-fi anthology "The Outer Limits." He produced the first season of the legendary series and wrote 12 episodes, including the spooky "Feasibility Study," starring Sam Wanamaker.
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October 13, 1989 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
A clean, sunny, all-American town; a nubile blonde wandering distractedly through the streets; her crazy relatives; her attentive old boyfriend. . . . That's all part of the usual psycho-thriller stew in "Blackout" (at selected theaters) and director Doug Adams doesn't handle it any more notably than dozens of other copycats who have preceded him. Hitchcock set the rules of the game and Roman Polanski, in "Repulsion," gave them baroque embellishments.
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