Lillian Wurtzel Semenov

Lillian Wurtzel Semenov, the daughter of Sol Wurtzel, one of 20th Century Fox’s original producers and executive in charge of Fox Film Co. from 1917-34, died Sunday of unreported causes at her home in West Los Angeles. She was 84.

During the late 1930s, she joined the story department at Fox, where she worked for several years. Meanwhile, her father served as executive producer at Fox from 1935 until 1950. Sol Wurtzel died in 1958.

She is survived by a daughter, Debora Semenov Rosen, a brother, Paul Wurtzel, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillside Memorial Park Chapel

More Scene

  • Holiday Soul Party

    Lena Waithe on Inclusive Storytelling: 'There's Still a Long Way to Go'

    Lillian Wurtzel Semenov, the daughter of Sol Wurtzel, one of 20th Century Fox’s original producers and executive in charge of Fox Film Co. from 1917-34, died Sunday of unreported causes at her home in West Los Angeles. She was 84. During the late 1930s, she joined the story department at Fox, where she worked for […]

  • 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' film

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart's 'Jumanji' Maintains 'Soul' of Robin Williams Original

    Lillian Wurtzel Semenov, the daughter of Sol Wurtzel, one of 20th Century Fox’s original producers and executive in charge of Fox Film Co. from 1917-34, died Sunday of unreported causes at her home in West Los Angeles. She was 84. During the late 1930s, she joined the story department at Fox, where she worked for […]

  • John Cena Ferdinand

    'Ferdinand' Director on Why John Cena Was Perfect for Title Role

    Lillian Wurtzel Semenov, the daughter of Sol Wurtzel, one of 20th Century Fox’s original producers and executive in charge of Fox Film Co. from 1917-34, died Sunday of unreported causes at her home in West Los Angeles. She was 84. During the late 1930s, she joined the story department at Fox, where she worked for […]

  • Mark Hamill'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Honors Late Carrie Fisher at Elaborate Premiere

    Lillian Wurtzel Semenov, the daughter of Sol Wurtzel, one of 20th Century Fox’s original producers and executive in charge of Fox Film Co. from 1917-34, died Sunday of unreported causes at her home in West Los Angeles. She was 84. During the late 1930s, she joined the story department at Fox, where she worked for […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content