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Film, TV exec. dies

Robert E.A. Lee, 87, executive director of Lutheran Film Associates from 1954 to 1988, died Feb. 27. He was involved with the Oscar-nominated films A Time for Burning, a documentary about a Lutheran pastor who urges his all-white Nebraska congregation to reach out to African-Americans, and Martin Luther.

When the latter was released in the 1950s, Roman Catholic-dominant countries such as Peru, Brazil and the Philippines tried to ban the film about the 16th-century catalyst of the Reformation.

Lee also served as executive secretary of the Division of Public Relations of the Lutheran Council in the USA.

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