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Duane Poole Obituary: In loving memory of Hallmark Channel writer Duane Poole

Duane Poole Obituary – Cause of Death: In loving memory of Hallmark Channel writer Duane Poole.

Duane Poole passed away at the of 78 on April 1 in Studio City, CA, following a courageous battle with cancer, his husband, Frank V. Bonventre announced.

Poole was a writer and producer for Aaron Spelling, Hanna-Barbera and Sid & Marty Krofft. His credits include Hart To Hart, The Love Boat, The Smurfs and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.

Poole also was a prolific writer and producer of TV movies from the 1990s on, including Katharine Hepburn’s final two screen appearances — This Can’t Be Love with Anthony Quinn, and One Christmas with Julie Harris, Henry Winkler, and Swoosie Kurtz — as well as Truman Capote’s A Christmas Memory with Patty Duke and Piper Laurie; Sarah Plain and Tall with Glenn Close and Christopher Walken, among others.

Among his numerous Hallmark Channel and Lifetime movies were The Edge of the Garden, The Memory Book, Christmas List, Royally Ever After, Next Stop Christmas, An Angel in the Family, A Timeless Christmas.

“Many of you know that my dear cousin Duane Poole who sadly passed away this year was a writer for Hallmark Channel. His new Christmas Movie is on tonight! Make sure you set your DVR or tune in to see it! We can keep Duane’s memory and love alive by watching his movies!,” a tribute post shared on Facebook said.

Words fall short of expressing our grief for your loss, as we mourn with family and friends for this great loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please receive our heartfelt condolences.

Feel free to drop condolences messages and prayers for the family and friends of the deceased as it will go a very long way at this difficult time.

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