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September 5, 2004 | --MARGARET ASTON
Production designer Ron Volz got an early start on his flair for props as well as his obsession with pirates. As a child growing up in Cincinnati, Volz "dreamt of seeing the ocean and finding a treasure of jewels and gold doubloons." By age 4 he was hoarding seashells brought back by neighbors from Florida and making clipper ships out of carved tree limbs and his grandmother's hatpins.
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January 29, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Nedra Volz, a character actress remembered for her early 1980s roles as housekeeper Adelaide Brubaker on the popular television comedy "Diff'rent Strokes" and postmistress Miz Emma Tisdale on "The Dukes of Hazzard," has died. She was 94. Volz, who played her customary "old lady" role in her final film, "The Great White Hype," which was released in 1996, died Jan. 20 in Mesa, Ariz., of complications of Alzheimer's disease.
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