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SCRIPTWRITER DIES AT 79

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Robert Pirosh, who won the 1949 Academy Award for his World War II screenplay "Battleground" and helped write the Marx Brothers' classic "A Day at the Races," is dead of heart failure. He was 79. The scriptwriter, who also wrote such TV adventures as "Combat" and "Laramie," died Monday in a Santa Monica, Calif., hospital, said ex-wife, Nancy Pirosh.