Sonia Wolfson

Sonia Wolfson, a publicist with 20th Century Fox for 35 years, died March 14 of respiratory failure following a long illness at Hollywood Community Hospital. She was 94.

Born in Gomel, Russia, Wolfson joined Fox in the early 1930s after working as an associate at the Stendahl Art Gallery and as a freelance art critic in Los Angeles.

After being fired by Fox during the fallout surrounding the failure of “Cleopatra,” she worked briefly at the Frank Perrett publicity office, and joined Anne Strauss, Esmee Chandlee and Emily Torchia on the MGM publicity staff. Wolfson was later rehired by Fox. During her career, she wrote some of her famous lengthy star bios for such films as “South Pacific” and “Island in the Sun.”

She is survived by a sister

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