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May 10, 2009

Script Supervisor Winnie Rich Dies

40 Years of Film & TV

Script Supervisor Winnie Rich Dies

40 Years of Film & TV

Winifred “Winnie” Rich, a script supervisor for more than 40 years, died May 10 in Mission Hills, Calif. She was 88.

Her late husband, Ray Rich, was a grip on films such as From Here to Eternity, while her mother, Dorothy Hughes, was also a script supervisor for films, including Citizen Kane.

A charter member of IATSE Local 871, Rich served on the board of directors, as president and treasurer.

Rich’s resume included both films and television series, including Eight on the Lam with Bob Hope, Quantum Leap, Bionic Woman, Nightrider, Still the Beaver, Starsky and Hutch, I Dream of Jeannie, Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D. and Petticoat Junction.

She is survived by a son, a daughter, a sister, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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