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Juanita Jean 'Jeannie' Walden, former NBC radio producer who appeared on local stages

Juanita Jean 'Jeannie' Walden, former NBC radio producer who appeared on local stages

Juanita Jean “Jeannie” Walden, a former NBC radio producer who appeared on local stages, died of acute vascular failure Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Village of Cross Keys resident was 84.

Born Juanita Jean Houston in Lenoir, N.C., she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and drama at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also received a teaching certificate. She worked at WSJS television and radio in Winston-Salem, N.C.

In 1955, she joined NBC Radio in New York City and worked on its “Monitor” weekend program. She became a pioneering woman director at the network. Family members said she directed coverage at the United Nations during...

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