Arthur Canton, an influential PR and marketing exec who was the father of producers Neil and Mark Canton, died June 3 in Los Angeles following a brief illness. He was 88.
Character actor Frank Aletter, who starred in 1960s sitcoms "It's About Time" and "Bringing Up Buddy," died of cancer May 13 in Tarzana, Calif. He was 83.
Richard Akins, former producer and executive director of the Jupiter Theater in Palm Beach County, Fla., died March 31, from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. He was 62.
Ruth Bowen, the first black woman to establish a theatrical booking agency, the Bowen Agency , died April 21 in New York of a brain tumor. She was 84.
Diane Brakenridge, a longtime MGM theatrical distribution staffer, died of cancer April 15 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was 47.
Lawrence P. "Skip" Carrington Jr., longtime TV Guide magazine editor and bureau chief, died May 3, in Santa Monica of complications from liver disease. He was 63.
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Director Lee Madden died of complications resulting from pneumonia April 9 in Camarillo, Calif. He was 82.
Joseph Helfgot, the sociologist who founded media market research firm MarketCast, died from complications of a heart transplant Wednesday in Boston. He was 60.
Tom Braden, who once worked for the CIA and helped launch CNN's political debate show "Crossfire," died April 3 from natural causes in Denver. He was 92.
Clifford "Bud" Shank, a flutist and alto saxophonist who worked with such famous acts as the Mamas and the Papas, died of pulmonary failure April 2 in Tucson. He was 82.
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