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Phyllis Diller will be toasted Monday at the St. James's Club in a film-clip tribute. It will be followed by a question-and-answer sesh.



John and Mary Barrett, a boy, Andrew Thomas, Sept. 3, Evanston, Ill. Father's VP, Southern division manager for Worldvision Enterprises. Mother is non-pro.

Virginia Peck


Virginia Peck, a retired music library executive assistant at Paramount Studios, died Nov. 17 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills.

Hank Worden


Hank Worden, veteran character actor, died in his sleep of natural causes on Dec. 6. He was 91. Best known for his character roles in westerns, Worden's career began when he and roommate Tex Ritter…

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Full Moon Entertainment has acquired Focine's 120-title film library. Focine is the Colombian government's production company, under the Ministry of Communications.

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