Columbia, MGM Executive Edward Bader Dies at 89

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Longtime Columbia Pictures and MGM Studios executive Edward Bader died on June 9. He was 89.

Bader retired from MGM/UA in 1995 as director of print control and director of sales administration. Prior to the role, Bader was vice president and administrative assistant at Columbia to the president of distribution, beginning in that role in 1981.

Bader was promoted to Western division manager for Columbia in 1976; two years later he left Columbia for Paramount Pictures, where he served as Eastern division manager in Washington, D.C.

Bader started his long career with Columbia in New York as an accountant in the foreign sales department in 1951. He left Columbia in 1959, only to return to the foreign sales department in 1965. In 1967 he relocated to Buffalo, New York, as branch manager. He relocated to take over domestic sales as branch manager in Los Angeles in 1971.

Bader is survived by his wife, Pearl; two sons; and five grandchildren.

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