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12/01/2010

Al Masini, creator of 'Star Search,' 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,' dies in Hawaii at 80

December 1, 2010 | 10:04 am

Alfred "Al" Masini, a Hollywood producer who created "Entertainment Tonight," "Star Search," "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," "Solid Gold," and numerous other TV shows, died Monday in Honolulu. He was 80.

In a statement, actress and longtime friend Carol Burnett said she was very sorry to hear of Masini's death. She called him a "talented producer and a fine man."

Masini is survived by his wife, Charlyn Honda Masini, and his sister Melba Marvinny.

More later at www.latimes.com/obits

-- Associated Press

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