Bill (William) Pollock

Bill Pollock, a veteran entertainment writer-reporter and former critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died June 20 in Hollywood of heart failure. He was 65 years old.

Following service in the U.S. Navy, Pollock graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1955.

He worked as an actor and designed sets for 12 years, working in theaters along the East Coast and in the Midwest.

He was featured in a weekly dramatic radio series in his home state of New Jersey and also toured the country with the New Jersey Light Opera Company playing Bill Tremain in “For Love or Money.”

Pollock moved to Los Angeles in 1959, breaking into the business with TV roles and a role in the WB feature “Tall Story” (1960), starring Jane Fonda and Anthony Perkins.

Pollock switched careers in the mid-1960s, segueing to writing and public relations.

He became a fixture at the Herald Examiner for nine years and subsequently worked for Jay Bernstein Public Relations. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Pollock worked as a chemical dependency specialist and freelance writer for small entertainment publications.

He is survived by his sister, Doris Costello.

The memorial service was held July 13 in Plummer Park by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Donations can be made to the CLARE Foundation Inc., Community Living For Alcoholics by Rehabilitation and Education, 1871 9th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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