Hampton, 80, screenwriter whose work included "One
Potato, Two Potato." Hampton shared an Academy Award
nomination with co-writer Raphael Hayes for his story
and screenplay for the 1964 film about interracial
marriage starring Barbara Barrie. A native of Rockford,
Ill., Hampton studied chemistry and journalism at the
University of Illinois and worked as a radio announcer
before entering the Army during World War II. Toward the
end of the war, he produced, wrote and directed several
Army musicals in Honolulu. Later settling in Hollywood,
Hampton penned scripts for such films as "Jet Attack,"
"Inside the Mafia," "Riot in Juvenile Prison," "The
Alligator People," "The Atomic Submarine," "The Young
Runaways" and "Friday Foster." As a contract writer, he
wrote about 100 films and more than 500 television
episodes, notably for "Perry Mason," "Hawaii Five-0,"
"Lassie," "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "Mission:
Impossible." On Friday in Malibu. - L.A. Times.