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Zvi Shoubin, 86, MPT programming executive and creator of 'Buddy Deane Show' in 1957

Zvi Shoubin, 86, MPT programming executive and creator of 'Buddy Deane Show' in 1957

Zvi Shoubin, the Maryland Public Television chief programming executive who created the rock 'n' roll afternoon must-see — the "Buddy Deane Show" — in 1957, died Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital of kidney disease. The Pikesville resident was 86.

Born in Baltimore and raised in East Baltimore and Forest Park, he was the son of Samuel Shoubin, an owner of the Crown movie theater on Washington Boulevard and Schanze's, later the Morgan, on Pennsylvania Avenue. His mother was Anna Barbalot, a homemaker.

As a young man he was known as Harry Shoubin. He later used Zvi, the name he was given at birth. He was a 1945 graduate of Forest Park High School, where he...

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