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Alan Ball: A 'Six Feet Under' Postmortem

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Alan Ball: A 'Six Feet Under' Postmortem

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Alan Ball: A 'Six Feet Under' Postmortem

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Six Feet Under creator and executive producer, Alan Ball, received an Emmy and a DGA award for directing the show's pilot. HBO hide caption

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Six Feet Under, rest in peace. The HBO series, which aired its final episode Sunday, followed the Fisher family and its funeral home business for five seasons. It received two Golden Globe awards and six Emmys. Alan Ball, creator and executive producer, reflects on his show about death.

Ball also won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for the film American Beauty, which he also produced. His TV credits include Cybill and Grace Under Fire.