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Oscar Zimmerman

April 4, 1987

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) _ Bassist Oscar Zimmerman, a 36-year member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and a faculty member of the Eastman School of Music, died Thursday. He was 76.

Zimmerman died of lung cancer in Traverse City, Mich., where he lived in retirement.

A native of Philadelphia, Zimmerman was hired at age 19 by the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he stayed six years. He left in 1936 to become principal bassist with the St. Louis Symphony. He played with the NBC Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini from 1938-45, then moved to Rochester. William Bowers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Screenwriter William Bowers, who received Academy Award nominations for ″The Gunfighter″ and ″The Sheepmen,″ died March 27 of respiratory failure. He was 71.

Bowers’ death at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills was disclosed Friday.

Bowers’ screenplays included ″Night and Day,″ based on the life of composer Cole Porter, ″The Web,″ ″Cry Danger,″ ″The Best Things in Life Are Free,″ ″Alias Jesse James″ and ″Support Your Local Sheriff.″ His television scripts include ″The Wild Wild West Revisited″ and ″More Wild Wild West.″