Her career spanned 30 years at Hollywood studio

Former MGM legal exec Maria C. Angeletti died July 12 of lung cancer. She was 70.

Born near Dublin, Ireland, she moved to Los Angeles as a child and then attended University College, Dublin. She worked on films in Italy before returning to Los Angeles, where she went to work for MGM and became a paralegal.

Angeletti later returned to school and obtained a law degree, becoming associate counsel at MGM. She rose to the position of Sr. VP of Corporate Affairs and Assistant Secretary before retiring from a 30 year career at MGM in 2000.

She is survived by her son Kevin.

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