Joaquin Garcia Vargas, the pioneer comic actor who appeared as "Borolas" in a series of classic Mexican movies over fourdecades, died May 13 of a heart attack. He was 71.
Debra Streicker has been named VP of Republic Pictures Corp., giving the veteran marketing exec responsibility over new technologies and the creation and coordination of promotion, merchandising and…
Manuel Alum, a choreographer who blended elements of Asian theater and American modern dance, died of cancer May 10.
Deborah and Robert Newmyer, a boy, James Martin, May 20. Father is a partner in Outlaw Productions; mother is senior veepee of Amblin Entertainment.
John Fasano, who's scripting Cinergi's "Die Hard 3," has signed with the William Morris Agency, leaving his agency of the last three years, Intl. Creative Management.
Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Friday the promotion Jean Bonini to VP of labor relations from director of labor relations. Bonini will expand her labor relations responsibilities to include…
Richard Murphy, a writer-director and two-time Academy Award nominee, died May 19 from complications of a stroke he suffered several years ago. He was 81.
Dorothy B. Hughes, writer of mystery novels, died May 6 at age 88. Hughes' novels included "The Fallen Sparrow,""Ride the Pink Horse" and "In a Lonely Place," all of which were made into movies.
John Paul (J.P.) Duffy, 42, legit director, actor and writer, died March 28 in West Hollywood of an apparent suicide.
David Lobel, executive director of publicity for TriStar, died May 8 of unreported causes in Savannah, Ga.
Fred Gough, a retired CBS cameraman, died March 26 of heart and lung complications in Laguna Beach.