Eleanor Richman-Adams, who served as a vice president of programming for Buena Vista Home Entertainment, died July 5 of cancer at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif. She was 54.
An employee of Disney since 1988, Richman devoted much of her career to producing high-quality children’s programming.
It was during her time as director of development for Lorimar in Los Angeles that Richman found her niche in children’s programming, producing children’s videos including the “Sing Along” line, Jim Henson and Disney Theme Park videos and “The Brave Little Toaster.”
Earlier in her career Richman was manager of daytime programming for NBC-TV in New York and Los Angeles and worked as a publishing executive at Arbor House Publishing, E.P. Dutton and Farrar Strauss and Giroux.
She also displayed her literary talent as a freelance journalist for the LA Times, Harper’s Magazine, and New York Daily News. She taught journalism and literature at Pace U. and Fordham U.
Richman is survived by her husband Steven Adams, a daughter and an aunt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Natasha Emmy Adams Education Fund, c/o Linda Remy, Box 5402, Mill Valley CA 94942.