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Veteran Hollywood producer A.C. Lyles dies

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By John Rogers
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A.C. Lyles, who rose from mail boy to producer during a career at Paramount Studios that lasted more than three-quarters of a century, has died at age 95.

Family friend Ben Wheeler says Lyles died Friday.

The producer, who continued to work into his 90s, most recently held the title goodwill ambassador for Paramount.

As a producer, he helmed dozens of movies and TV shows from the 1950s to the early 2000s.

His most recent credit was for the 2004-06 HBO series "Deadwood."

Lyles was 18 when he went to work in the studio's mailroom in 1937.

He quickly developed relationships with many of the era's major stars when he delivered their fan mail.

Those contacts proved invaluable when he began producing Westerns in the 1950s.

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