Peter Kohler, former VP at CBS and Gannett Broadcasting, has been named to the two-year Manship Chair at the Louisiana State U. Manship School of Mass Communication.
Barry Hall, who worked as a singers rep at the Screen Actors Guild, died April 20 of a heart attack at his home in Toluca Lake. He was 42.
Edna Amadon Toney, writer, actress and producer, died April 13 of liver cancer at her home in Katonah, N.Y. She was 79.
Larry Berthelson, creator of the Pickwick Puppet theater and a former president of the Puppetry Guild of Greater New York, died April 8 of undisclosed causes at his Santa Barbara home. He was 60.
Howard Young, co-founder and president of Lewis & Young Prods. and the Sacramento Music Circus, died April 19 of undisclosed causes in Santa Barbara.
Arleen Whelan, legit and stage actress, died April 8 after a stroke in Orange County.
Simon Kornblit will be leaving his post as Universal Pictures' executive VP of worldwide marketing April 30, the studio confirmed Tuesday.
Gladys Collins Lehman, a screenwriter and founding member of the Screen Writers Guild and the Motion Picture Relief Fund, died April 7 of pneumonia in Newport Beach.
Benjamin Baldwin, an architect and designer recognized internationally for his simple and timeless interiors, died April 4.
Murphy J. Bennett, 70, a longtime associate and road manager for Sammy Davis Jr., died of cancer on April 7 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He had been ill for over a year.
Don Clay, an interior designer in New York City, died April 12 of AIDS complications in Manhattan.