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Pee Wee King


Pee Wee King, a songwriter, singer and bandleader who co-wrote the “Tennessee Waltz,” died March 7 in Louisville, Ky., after suffering a heart attack late last month. He was 86. King enjoyed his…

  • Film


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Screenwriter/novelist William Goldman, whose long list of credits includes “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride” and most recently “The General’s Daughter,” has ankled longtime…

  • Biz

Exec Shuffle


Fox Television Studios, an independent TV studio within News Corp., announced that Edward Sabin has joined the company as VP, business and legal affairs. Sabin, who reports to Rich Vokulich, exec VP…

  • Biz

International Briefs


SPAIN Spain’s biggest niche pay TV channel producer, Barcelona-based Media Park, has entered into film production, taking stakes in two Spanish pics. Media Park will put up 50% of the financing for…

William Einhorn


William Einhorn, one of the early pioneers of television, died March 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 85. A graduate of Columbia U., Einhorn is perhaps best known as the producer and director of…

Charles Gray


Charles Gray, a British actor who chalked up more than 70 film and TV credits but is best known for his portrayal of the cat-loving villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film “Diamonds Are…

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