Music promotions executive Marvin Deane, who worked with stars including Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton, died Aug. 16 of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 79.
In addition to running the promotions departments for Warner Bros., ABC Dunhill Records and W.B. Reprise, Deane started his own entertainment company, Tetragrammaton, with Bill Cosby and Roy Silver. The trio signed acts including Deep Purple and Deane, by the end of his life, claimed over 60 Gold and Platinum albums to his name.
Survivors include a wife, two brothers and two sons.