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WALLY BRUNER, 66, who was host of the CBS television show What's My Line? from 1968 to 1972, died Monday in Indianapolis of liver cancer. During the early 1970s, he and his wife, Natalie, produced and were the hosts of one of television's first home improvement programs, Wally's Workshop. It was syndicated in 80 markets, running from 1971 to the mid-1980s. He became an ABC News correspondent in 1965 and covered the White House, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. Three years later, he took over the job of host of What's My Line? _ a show on which blindfolded panelists quizzed mystery guests in hopes of guessing their identity.

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HERBERT COLE "NUGGET" COOMBS, 91, considered by many to be Australia's most influential public servant, died Oct. 29 in Sydney. He was an adviser to seven prime ministers, ran the Central Bank, oversaw rationing during World War II and championed Aboriginal land rights.

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