Bernie Korban

Bernie Korban, 69, veteran motion picture marketing executive, died Aug. 27 in Woodland Hills of a stroke.

Korban had been executive vice president of advertising and publicity for MGM/UA Entertainment until 1988.

He had joined UA prior to its merger with MGM.

While there, he was involved in the national marketing of all releases including “Raging Bull,””Apocalypse Now,””Annie Hall,””Manhattan” and “Rocky,” as well as several of the James Bond and Pink Panther movies.

A member of AMPAS, Korban began his career in 1958 as a field man for Universal Pictures. After 10 years there he became director of field operations overseeing activities for “The Great Impostor,””Spartacus,””To Kill a Mockingbird””Pillow Talk” and “That Touch of Mink,” among others.

In 1971, Korban moved to Los Angeles with National General Pictures, releasing films for Cinema Center and First Artists. He subsequently held executive marketing posts at AVCO Embassy Pictures and Brut Prods.

Survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters Teri Korban-Seide, senior VP Media for Savoy Pictures, and Anne Korban; and two granddaughters.

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