CarlKillingsworth, who worked in the public relations departments of CNBC and WNBC-TV in New York and who owned a farm in Pollocksville, North Carolina, died of cancer June 23 in his New York apartment. He was 70 and would have celebrated his birthday next month.
Mr. Killingsworth worked at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1956 until 1959 where he was a director, cameraman, lighting director and film editor at its educational television network.
In 1959, Mr. Killingsworth was in the U.S. Army, where he worked in the Pictorial Center as a director and cameraman for training films, both ťdramatic and instructional.ť He received a discharge from the U.S. Army in October 1965.
Mr. Killingsworth joined WNBC, the NBC owned-television station in New York, in 1967 as a writer/producer for on-air ťtrailers,ť or coming attractions of other programs on WNBC. He was also a copywriter for newspaper and TV Guide ads as well as responsible for writing news releases, staff bios and promotional scripts.
Mr. Killingsworth left WNBC in 1971 and joined Time Life Films, where he was a manager for over 50 syndicated programs. In 1974, he rejoined WNBC as a senior writer and producer for the stationťs creative services department. Mr. Killingsworth held that position for 15 years before becoming a manager in WNBCťs press and publicity in 1989, where he handled everything promotional, whether it was for entertainment or news. His responsibilities included handling talent, special events and merchandising.
Mr. Killingsworth was a veteran member of the Writers Guild of America, East.
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Jean, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carl was several years ahead of me at JCHS, but I do remember his nickname "DUCK".
Posted by: Willard & Jean Eubanks West Dec 12, 2008
I learned only last evening, when I went to dine at Tout Va Bien, which was Carl's and my favorite restaurant in New York City, that Carl has crossed into the next dimension.
He was larger than life, full of enthusiasm, savoir faire, and joie de vivre.
He will be both missed and lovingly remembered by all of us at Tout Va Bien.
I extend sympathy and condolences on behalf of all of Carl's friends at TVB.
Adieu, mon cher ami!
Posted by: Teri Noel Towe Dec 12, 2008
I didnt actually never get to meet Duck, but I delivered flowers from him to his parents all the time. He seemed to be a great man, and if he was anything like his parents he was WONDERFUL:)
Posted by: Kristalee Stevenson Dec 12, 2008
Carl was a wonderful man and friend to our family. We were honored to know him and spend time with him. He will be greatly missed. His memories will live on in our hearts and in the hearts of those who knew him.
Posted by: Jeff, Monica, Callie, Spence and Skylar Severt Dec 12, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.