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(July 13, 1948 – July 25, 2013)
Mark Corwin, 65, Emmy Award-winning director of Wheel of Fortune, passed away on Thursday morning in Los Angeles.
Having directed more than 2,000 episodes of the top-rated game show, Corwin was a beloved leader to the staff and crew and brought an unmatched professionalism, expertise and sense of humor to the production.
"Mark made directing Wheel of Fortune look easy and it's no simple task," said Harry Friedman, Executive Producer, Wheel of Fortune. "He loved this show and understood that the viewers have a special bond with Wheel, which he never took for granted."
Corwin credited great mentors and tutors as he moved up the ranks. He began his career as a stage manager, then worked his way up to associate director on various NBC network shows, including Hollywood Squares. Rounding out his illustrious career, some of Corwin's other credits include: Password Plus, The New High Rollers, Card Sharks and Jeopardy!.
Corwin is survived by his wife, Robin and two children, Chloe and Michael.