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Publicist Adrienne Anderson dies at 87

Worked in PR at Paramount for 18 years

Adrienne Ghio Anderson, a publicist at Paramount for 18 years, a freelance publicist for celebrity and professional clients and an occasional producer, died July 15 after a lengthy illness at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. She was 87.

Anderson produced a stage show called “Las Vegas Extravaganza,” a program shot on the Queen Mary for television and four films.

She was a past vice president and longtime member of the Hollywood Women’s Press Club, where she was involved in the annual Golden Apple Awards; a past director of the Greater Los Angeles Press Club; as well as a member of Women in Film and of the auxiliary board of Screen Smart Set, which raised money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.

Anderson was born in Los Angeles. Her brother, Mario Ghio, was an executive at Paramount Intl. and led Warner Bros. distribution in Mexico in the early 1980s. He died in 2009. Her husband died in 2006.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Janet Ghio, VP of human resources at Vin Di Bona Prods.

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