Variety Staff

Sig Mickelson


Sig Mickelson, who helped build CBS News during the early days of television and helped make Walter Cronkite a national news figure, died March 24 of natural causes in San Diego. He was 86…

Ari Sloane


Ari Sloane, who served as the associate producer of “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” died Jan. 26 in Los Angeles from AIDS complications. He was 36. In 1996, Sloane served as associate producer for the…

Jim Cash


Jim Cash, a prolific screenwriter who co-wrote movies from “Top Gun” to “Turner & Hooch,” died over the weekend in East Lansing, Mich. He was 59. In addition to writing movie scripts, Cash…

Neil Patterson


Neil Patterson, ABC News senior vice president of operations and the executive in charge of ABC’s millennium program, died March 25 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City of complications from a…

Harold B. Fisher


Harold B. “Hal” Fisher, a producer for CBS News who covered the Kent State U. shootings and Detroit race riots, died Feb. 23 of natural causes in Sarasota, Fla. He was 74. Fisher’s career with CBS…

  1. 1
  2. 2,757
  3. 2,758
  4. 2,759
  5. 2,760
  6. 2,761
  7. 5,162