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Posted: 2/17/2006 9:13:51 AM EDT
Screenwriter of Cold War classic dies
Stratford-AP, Feb. 17, 2006

The man who wrote the script for a Cold War civil defense film that became a classic has died in Connecticut.

Raymond Mauer of Stratford, died on Wednesday at Bridgeport Hospital. He was 89.

He had been an adverting and ventured into the film production business in 1951 by writing the script for the critically acclaimed civil defense film, "Duck and Cover."

In the film, Bert the turtle warned school children that in case of a nuclear blast they should duck and cover their heads with their hands.

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