Variety Staff

ABC Bets On Skates


Call it a case of “where there’s ice, there’s fire.” A year after the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan soap-opera-on-ice began, ice skating of the non-hockey variety is a hot property. Last week, ABC…

Lilia Skala


Lilia Skala, actress best known for her role in “Lilies of the Field,” died Dec. 18 at her home in Bay Shore, N.Y. Her family said she was in her 90s. Her portrayal of the stubborn Mother Superior in…

Indonesia On Screen


SCREENS: 2,202 NEW CINEMAS: In the last five years, multiplexes managed by 21 Group have increased from 10% to 15% of total screens in the country. That trend is expected to continue, but…


Christopher Gerard


Christopher Gerard, a former talent agent, playwright and producer, died Dec. 27 of complications from AIDS at his home in New York. He had turned 50 on Christmas Day. Gerard began his career with…

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CD-ROMs Hit Stride


Christmas 1994 appears to have been the bonanza for CD-ROM sales analysts had predicted. Retailers are reporting that consumers lined up to buy educational, entertainment and reference material on…

Dorothy Granger


Dorothy Granger, a screen and television actress, died Jan. 4 of cancer at her home in Los Angeles. She was 83. Born into a Ohio vaudeville family, she won a beauty contest in Texas when she was 13…

Irene Elaine Ferrari


Irene Elaine Ferrari, a Broadway wardrobe supervisor and film costumer, died Dec. 13 in New York after a long illness. She was 42. Ferrari, a native of Novato, Calif, moved to New York in 1979 and…

Singapore On Screen


SCREENS: 90 NEW CINEMAS: Golden Village Entertainment, which now manages a total of 40 screens, says another 12 screens are under construction in three suburban towns. In addition, Cathay…

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