Variety Staff

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Lantz gives Acad $50G

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Walter Lantz, creator of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and other well-known animated characters, has made a $ 50,000 contribution to the endowment fund for the Academy of Motion Picture…

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Financial Briefs

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Carolco Pictures Inc. said since less than $ 2.7 million in aggregate principal of its 13% senior subordinated notes due 1996 was tendered, it will return all notes tendered to their holders. The…

Marketplace

Births

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Lynn and James Kuha, a boy, Mathew Thomas, Dec. 9, Santa Monica Hospital. Father is manager of facilities, E! Entertainment Television; mother is non-pro. * * * Daniel Nyiri and Tina Tanen, a boy…

Violet Freydberg

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Violet Freydberg, a vaudevillian who performed under the name Violet Singer, died in La Jolla Dec. 21. She was 86. She performed a musical-comedy act with her sister, Charlotte, and continued as a…

Natalia Sats

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Natalia Sats, director of the Moscow Opera and Ballet Theater for Children since it opened in 1965, died Dec. 18. She was 90. Sats, the daughter of Russian composer Ilya Sats, was among the millions…

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Datebook

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Faye Dunaway and Tim Curry will host the Golden Globe Awards Jan. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show, which will air live on cable superstation WTBS at 7 p.m. PST, will be produced by Dick…

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