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Charles H. Green ’47

Published in Mar. 9, 1994, issue

CHICK DIED of emphysema Nov. 5, 1993, at his home in East Hampton, L.I., where he had lived for 22 years. After graduating from Exeter, he entered Princeton in 1943, but, like most of his classmates who entered at that time, he soon left for military service. He returned to Princeton in 1946. His was very much a Princeton family. His father was a member of the Class of 1913, his brothers James and John preceded him to Princeton, and his brothers David and William followed him there.

From Princeton, Chick went to San Francisco, where he was employed as an advertising copywriter. Returning east, he moved to N.Y.C. as a producer of television commercials for the J. Walter Thompson agency. From producing, he turned to directing, at which he quickly became known for his skill in eliciting genuine responses from the people he put on camera, and for his strong visual sense. These abilities won him a Clio, the advertising industry's equivalent of an Oscar. After moving to East Hampton in 1971, he shot several commercials there. Those of us who knew Chick as an undergraduate will recall his sense of humornever deserting him, it was another important factor in the development of his career.

Chick's wife, Helen, died in 1988. To their sons, Charles and Thomas, and their daughter, Demi, we offer our profound sympathy.

The Class of 1947

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