Richard Kassebaum, son of ex-senator, dies

Aug. 29, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Richard Landon Kassebaum, a documentary filmmaker and son of former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., has died in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 48.

Family members said the younger Kassebaum, who suffered from a brain tumor, died Wednesday, the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle reported.

A native of Wichita, Richard Kassebaum studied radio and television at Kansas State University, graduating in 1983. He went on to study film at the University of Southern California.

He won a Student Academy Award in 1990 for "Alf Landon: My Talk With Papa," about his grandfather, the former Kansas governor and 1936 Republican presidential candidate.

Richard Kassebaum was a producer with Front Porch Films and worked on a number of PBS documentaries.

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