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Director Dragoti dies at 85


Stan Dragoti has died, at the age of 85. The filmmaker, best known for popular comedies Love at First Bite and Mr. Mom, died July 13 at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles. His wife, Yolanda, told Variety he had been battling health issues, including pneumonia, since undergoing openheart surgery in 2014. Dragoti also directed The Man with One Red Shoe, starring Tom Hanks; She’s Out of Control with Tony Danza, Catherine Hicks and a young Amy Dolenz; and Necessary Roughness, starring Scott Bakula and supermodel Kathy Ireland. Dragoti was married to fashion model Cheryl Tiegs between 1970 and 1979. He wed Yolanda in 2014 after 30 years together.

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