(Sam Roberts’s article appeared in The New York Times, 11/28; via Pam Green.)

James Prideaux, who wrote television movies that starred Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor and a play for which Julie Harris won a Tony Award for best actress, died on Nov. 18 in West Hills, Calif. He was 88.

The cause was a stroke, said his agent, Michael Peretzian.

Mr. Prideaux (pronounced pree-DOUGH) was working on Off Broadway shows and for TV soap operas in the late 1960s when Ms. Hepburn recruited him to Hollywood to write a screenplay.


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