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Ronn Cooney
July 18, 1937 - October 27, 2008
Ronn Cooney, Key Grip in the entertainment industry with a career spanning 45 years in TV, film, and commercials, passed away Monday at the age of 71. Cooney worked for an array of award - winning directors, cameramen, and actors. His career highlights included "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1956), "Twister" (1996), and soon to be released "Seven Pounds." He also worked on numerous television shows including currently running "90210". In 1992, Ronn married Cindy Townsend and started a new chapter in his life as both loving husband and father to two daughters, Kailey and Ashley. Donald M. Morgan, ASC, remembers, "Ronn had a reputation for getting the job done, whether it was helping to mold soft light, rigging car mounts, moving walls, or just quietly giving much needed advice. He had a big heart, and loved his work with a passion." Ronn is survived by his wife Cindy, daughters Kailey and Ashley, brother Tom, sister- in- law Susan, niece Tyler, and nephews Brek and Dirk. A Memorial Service will be held at the Little Brown Church, 4418 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City at 1PM on Saturday, November 1, 2008. Donations may be made in his memory to the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Oct. 31, 2008
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