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A Death in the Family Cast and Credits

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Mary Follet

Annabeth Gish grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa, attended Duke University and has impressed audiences with her depth and versatiltiy since 1986, when she made her feature film debut in Desert Bloom. Her film credits include Mystic Pizza, Wyatt Earp, Oliver Stone's Nixon, Double Jeopardy and The Pursuit of Happiness. Her television projects have included roles in The X-Files, Scarlett, Don't Look Back, True Women, What Love Sees, Sealed with a Kiss and The Race to Space.

Joel Lynch

James Cromwell was born in Los Angeles, raised in Manhattan and studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University. The six-foot seven-inch actor has played a range of characters that run from the benevolent Farmer Hoggett in Babe to the brutally corrupt police captain Dudley Smith in L.A. Confidential. He has also been seen in such films as The Green Mile, Space Cowboys, Snow Falling on Cedars, The General's Daughter, Deep Impact, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Star Trek: First Contact, Eraser, Romeo is Bleeding, and many more. His television credits include ER, The Magnificent Ambersons, RKO 281, A Slight Case of Murder, and dozens of others. He is starring currently (2002) in the CBS series Citizen Baines. Cromwell is also an occasional cartoonist and writer.

Jay Follet

John Slattery grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He has appeared in many films and guest-starred frequently in several tv series including Ed, Sex and the City, Judging Amy, Will and Grace and Law and Order. His mini-series credits include A Woman of Independent Means and From the Earth to the Moon (as Walter Mondale).

Rufus Follet

Austin Wolff
Aunt Hannah

Kathleen Chalfant
Andrew Lynch

David Alford
Ralph Follet

Christopher Strand
Father Jackson

Bill Raymond
Walter Starr

Matthew Carlton
Catherine Lynch

Margaret Askew
Schoolboy 1

Reed Alexander
Schoolboy 2

Andrew Willis
Schoolboy 3

Louden Wright
Harbison's Salesman

Mac Pirkle

Danny Beene
Local Farmer

Dave Ducey

Production Credits

Based on the novel byJames Agee

Adapted by Robert W. Lenski

Produced and directed byGil Cates

Produced byDennis E. Doty

Co-produced byRonald Colby

Music byCharles Fox

Executive Producers
for ALT Films
Marian Rees
Anne Hopkins
Stephen Kulczycki

Series Executive ProducerRebecca Eaton

Unit Production ManagerRonald Colby

First Assistant DirectorMichael Green

Second Assistant DirectorRichard Feld

Associate producerHelene Mulholland

Visual ConsultantMarcia Calosio

Production Supervisor/
Location Manager

Tim Leary Swan

Co-Production SupervisorChristopher A. Debiec

CastingPhyllis Huffman
Olivia Harris

Costume designerPeggy Farrell

EditorMillie Moore A.C.E.

Director of PhotographyStephen M. Katz

Costume SupervisorPaul A. Simmons

Set CostumerRhonda Keaton

Key Make-Up ArtistGloria Belz

Key Hair StylistMichealle Vanderpool

Art DirectorWilliam Blanchard, Jr.

Set DecoratorRuby Guidara

LeadmanDavid Thomas Kerns

PropmasterEd Fitzgerald

GreenspersonSydney Lunn

Construction SupervisorSherbe Green

Camera OperatorRory Robert Knepp

1st Assistant "A" CameraSteven Barnes

"B" Camera OperatorJeff Wolf

1st Assistant "B" CameraDavid Trenkle

GafferBjorn Boisen

Key GripTerry Arthur

Production Sound MixerGlen Trew

Boom OperatorDave Gullberg

Script SupervisorSusana Preston

Location CastingJo Doster, C.S.A.

Production AccountantDianne Mapp-Cheek

Assistant AccountantCathy Andrade

Assistant Production CoordinatorRachel Simpson

Assistant to Gii CatesDavid Buchert

Transportation coordinatorAndy Straub

Transportation captainRandy Lovelady

Picture Car AdvisorEd Brooks

For ALT Films

CommunicationsTim Hallinan

ControllerSteve Pawera

AdministrationJessica Waggoner

Asst to Ms. Rees & Ms. HopkinsKelly Young

Legal CounselLeroy Bobbitt

Assistant EditorCynthia Fret

Post Production AssistantDenise Marquez

Voice CastingBarbara Harris

Supervising Sound EditorStephen Grubbs

Sound EditorialMiles O'Fun

Music EditorNino Centurion

Music EngineerJohn Richards

Re-Recording MixersTerry O'Bright
Keith Rogers

Special Thanks:
Nashville Film Commission
Tennessee Film Commission
Knoxville/East Tennessee Film Commission
Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel Nashville
Chuck Tenpenny -- Aurora Casket Co., Inc.
Fredericksburg Butterfly Ranch
Wagner Creative Group, Inc.
Production Properties Management

"Secret Of The Lawn Waters" Painting by William Hunter

Filmed entirely in Tennessee

A Death in the Family is a production of ALT Films in association with Cates/Doty Productions for Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection.

The series of nine films in the American Collection are produced by WGBH Boston and ALT Films. Rebecca Eaton is the series executive producer. Major funding is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

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A Death in the Family Web credits

Senior Producer
Louise Weber

Tyler Howe

Molly Frey, Senior Developer

Caitlin O'Neil

Jessica Cavano, Research Assistant
Julie Wolf, Editorial Review
Anthony Cerasuolo, Design Assistant

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