Obituaries

David Sawn, acting teacher, theater producer and playwright, died Dec. 22 in Carlsbad after a long illness. He was 68.

He was active on the New York theater scene from the 1940s to the 1970s.

In the 1950s, he opened his own Off Broadway acting studio, Dramarena, producing original and contemporary plays.

He also operated a summer theater in Wind Gap, Pa., and the Towers Summer-Dinner Theatre in Cedar Grove, N.J.

Sawn was the author of “A Child Went Forth” and other plays.

Survivors include two sisters, a brother and two nephews.

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Emma Zukor

Emma Zukor, wife of former Paramount producer Eugene Zukor, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Hospital of emphysema. She was 94.

Her father-in-law was the late Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures.

Survivors include her husband, three sons and two granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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Adaline Sohns Heidt

Adaline Sohns Heidt, wife of orchestra leader and radio and television personality Horace Heidt, died Jan. 3 in Los Angeles. She was 89.

She was the daughter of composer John Andrew Albert Sohns and worked for numerous community arts and charitable organizations.

Survivors include a sister and two nieces.

Donations may be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund, 23300 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, Calif., 91364.

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Church memorial

A memorial service for actress/comedian Sandie Church will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Improvisation, 8162 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hollywood Helps, PAWS and AIDS Project L.A. Charitable donations also will be accepted at the comedy club.

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June Gittleson

June Gittleson, comedic character actress, died Nov. 28 in Northridge. She was 83.

Gittleson, also known as June Bryde, appeared in such films as “Mark of the Vampire,””The White Parade,””Jazz Cinderella” and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” She also appeared in the Three Stooges comedies.

She is survived by a daughter.

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James Corbett

James Corbett well known in theatrical distribution, died Dec. 21 in Atlanta after a brief illness.

He was 68.

Corbett began his career in the industry in 1947 with United Artists and held various sales positions with MGM, Intl. Picture Show Co., Corbett Enterprises, New World Pictures, Cannon Films and Roger Corman’s Concorde Pictures.

Survivors include his wife, a son and two grandchildren.

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