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Fred Freiberger Passes Away

By Caillan
March 5, 2003 - 7:12 AM

Original Series producer Fred Freiberger died earlier this week.

Freiberger, 88, passed away at his home in Bel-Air on Sunday, March 2, StarTrek.com reported. He served as producer of the Original Series during its third and final season from 1968-1969.

"I knew Fred for many, many years, even before Star Trek," Leonard Nimoy (Spock) told the official site. "I met Fred in the 1950s and he was a gentleman and a gentle man."

In a film and television career of over thirty years, Freiberger worked on numerous television series, including Space: 1999, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Fugitive and The Wild Wild West, serving as both a writer and producer. His film credits included The Beast From 200,000 Fathoms, The Big Bluff, Blood Arrow and Crash Landing.

A memorial service is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. today at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles. The original article can be found here at StarTrek.com.

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