Variety Staff

Maria Thingvail

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Maria Thingvail, former Latin dance specialist, died Nov. 27 in Thousand Oaks after a long illness. She was 74. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, she and her second husband, Julio Martinez Sr.…

  • Film

Datebook

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A performance of “Stories of the Season” at 8 tonight at the Pacific Resident Theatre Ensemble benefits Equity Fights AIDS. The show,consisting of stories from around the world, continues through…

Births

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Carl and Dora Lau, a girl, Candice Elizabeth, Oct. 7, South Bay Hospital. Father is VP/controller of Epic Prods.; mother is non-pro. * * * John and Lena Morgan, a boy, Taylor Zachary, Oct. 9, Shell…

Marketplace

  • Biz

FCC OKs WCKZ sale

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The FCC OK'd Broadcast Partners Inc.'s proposed acquisition of radio station WCKZ-FM in Charlotte, N.C. The company expects to complete the acquisition from Compass Media Group in January.

Laura Hawn

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Laura Hawn, mother of actress Goldie Hawn, died of a heart attack Nov. 27. Her age was unreported. Other survivors include daughter Patti Hawn, a publicist, and five grandchildren. Private services…

Rudy E. Martin

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Rudy E. Martin, 41, librettist, composer and playwright, died Nov. 27 in New Mexico after a long illness. He was a consultant for PBS’ “Shining Time Station,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “20/20,”…

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