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Wallace Coberg, filmmaker

Wallace Coberg, filmmaker

Wallace "Wally" Henry Coberg, a theatrical designer and filmmaker who was at work on a new Edgar Allan Poe documentary, died of an apparent heart attack Nov. 18 at his Bolton Hill home. He was 63.

Born in New York City, he lived in Edison, N.J., and Perrysburg, Ohio, before moving to Bel Air and graduating from Bel Air High School in 1966. He attended Boston University and Towson University, and earned a degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

In a 1974 interview with The Baltimore Sun, he said he made a...