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March 13th, 2012

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Holly Collier

The High Chaparral family sends condolences to the family of Holly Collier, who passed away on March 4.

A Hollywood casting director, Holly Hire met future husband Don Collier during an audition for a Ford truck commercial. The couple married at Old City Hall in Tucson and made the city their home.

Our thoughts are with Don and his family during this time of loss.

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High Chaparral was known for excellent casting, as with guest Kathleen Crowley, here with Frank Silvera

Milt Hamerman
September 30, 1924 – February 24, 2012

Milt Hamerman, retired legendary casting director and talent executive for Universal Studios Television (and The High Chaparral), passed away peacefully of natural causes. He is survived by his daughters Paula and Lonnie, his son-in-law Ken Freundlich, and his sister Shirley Weiner.

“Milt was my mentor … he showed me how to become the casting director I became and for that I will always be grateful. Milt was a kind, funny, and most talented man who used his creative gifts to give so many talented people opportunities that made them stars. My husband, producer Kent McCray and I not only loved working with him on Bonanza and The High Chaparral, we loved knowing him as a friend for many years. We send our deepest condolences to his family.”
~Susan McCray


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