Friday, May 16, 2014


A Veterans Administration bigwig has resigned under scandal.

Death: Actress, director, and producer Nancy Malone, 79, died on May 8.

I just saw her on one of my The Fugitive DVDs.

She mostly gave up acting by the 1970s to go into directing and producing.

She drastically curbed her acting in the 1970s for the other side of the camera. Malone became not only an Emmy-winning producer and studio executive, but also — in a move highly unusual for a woman at the time — a director, working on shows such as "Dynasty," "Cagney & Lacey" and "Star Trek: Voyager."

Malone, 79, died Thursday at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte. The cause was pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia, said publicist Harlan Boll.

Although Malone credits several men with helping her make the transitions in her career, she also keenly felt the prejudice against women. In the mid-1970s, Malone was made a vice president for television at 20th Century Fox, but not on a level playing field.

There still aren't a whole lot of women behind the camera.

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