Harold Eugene Wertz Jr., who played the “little fat kid” in three of the “Our Gang” comedies during the early 1930s, died Nov. 21 in San Diego from complications of a stroke he suffered in October…
A realignment of responsibilities involving two top Daily Variety editors was announced by Peter Bart, vice president and editor-in-chief. Jonathan Taylor has been named executive editor in charge of…
Atlanta Rhythm Section drummer R.J. Vealey died of a heart attack Nov. 13 shortly after a performance by the southern rock group in central Florida. He was 37 and died on his daughter’s first…
Hazel Hammond Dewey McDowell, a costumer and wardrobe mistress in the TV industry, died Dec. 1 in Huntington Beach of natural causes. A native of Ohio, McDowell worked on several TV series including…
Showtime on Thursday will tape Neil La Bute's "Bash: Latter Day Plays" at the Canon Theater in BevHills, for airing early next year.
Illeana Douglas will return as host of the 2000 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring indie films in 12 categories.
SOUTH AFRICA Cricket board inks exclusive TV pact JOHANNESBURG — South African sports authority the United Cricket Board has concluded a 108 million rand ($17.5 million) deal with the South African…
Henry “Bud” Bostwick, Jr., father of actor Barry Bostwick, died Dec. 7 in Monsey, N.Y., from a cerebral hemorrhage and cardiac arrest. He was 86. Bostwick joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of…
Drumming up some buzz for "The Cider House Rules," the American Cinematheque is rolling out a 14-film retrospective on "Cider" star Michael Caine.
John Larkin, a jazz pianist and songwriter who turned his lifelong stuttering problem into international acclaim as a scat singer, died Dec. 3 of lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57. A…