Longtime member served on board of directors
Longtime HFPA member Anita Weber died March 8 in Los Angeles. She was 92.Weber served many times as a member on the board of directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. She received the Intl. Media Award from the Intl. Cinematographers Guild and a lifetime achievement Gold Card from the HFPA. Born in Portland, Ore., Weber was a model, stand-in, actress and overseas U.S. Army Service Club director before she started writing a Hollywood gossip column for the Mercury, a daily newspaper in South Africa in 1955. Subsequently, she provided pictures and material for the U.K. and Japan. She was a staff journalist for Capital Pictures in England, Elite Photo Agency in South Africa and Uniphoto Press Agency in Japan. Weber is survived by eight nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Red Cross.