Ernie Grossman, a publicist who spent nearly five decades with Warner Bros., died July 25 in Laguna Beach. He was 75.

Grossman, who began working in Warner Bros. field publicity in 1947, became director of field operations in 1962. He was upped to director of national promotions in 1975, a position he held until retiring in 1995.

Among the films he worked on were “The Music Man,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “My Fair Lady,” “Blazing Saddles,” “The Exorcist” and “The Superman” franchise.

He is survived by his daughter and a grandson.

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