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James Frawley, Director for 'The Monkees' and 'The Muppet Movie', Dies At Age 82

Updated On 25 Jan, 2019 Published On

James Frawley, a veteran Hollywood director best known for his work on The Monkees and The Muppet Movie, has died at the age of 82.

According to The Desert Sun, which was first to report his death news, the TV and film director passed away on Tuesday, January 22, at his home in Indian Wells, California.

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As for the cause of death, his wife, Cynthia Frawley, told the newspaper that her husband had fallen and had a heart attack.

Besides, he also had a serious lung condition because of his years of smoking habit.

Born on September 29, 1936, in Houston, James began his career as an actor in New York City and on Broadway eventually becoming an director.

His early television credits are The Seasons of Youth, Gunsmoke, The Outer Limits and Perry Mason.

James Frawley received an Emmy Award for outstanding directorial achievement in comedy for the first season of The Monkees, which also won an Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series.

The director was also nominated as an "outstanding director" for the show's second season.

Rest in Peace James Frawley!

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