W. McNeil Lowry, who won a special Tony Award in 1963 for his support of the American theater, died June 6 of cancer at his Manhattan home.
Leon Selditz, Emmy Award-winning film editor, died May 13 in Portland, Ore., of a stroke. Selditz, who had suffered a series of aneurysms since 1988, was 72.
Jayne Shadduck Durant, a former Hollywood actress and owner of the old Palms Hotel in Waikiki, died May 29.
Bob Fitzsimmons, a veteran New York radio and television host known for his interviews with celebrities, suffered a heart attack at a restaurant and died June 2.
Thomas Patrick Leetch, production executive, died June 2 in Sherman Oaks after a long battle with leukemia. He was 60.
Michael P. Schoenbrun, production executive for Gracie Films, died June 5 of pancreatic cancer in Tarzana.
Heidi Christine Miller and Gary Russell Carrens, May 15, Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego. Bride's an administrative assistant for King World Prods.; groom's an editor for Varitel Video.
Orly Berger and Christie Rothenberg have been named senior veepees of production and business affairs/administration, respectively, at New York-based Lancit Media Prods.
Denise Van Patten has been upped to VP business and legal affairs for Fox Television Stations and Fox News. David Keneipp has been named director of business and legal affairs for the same divisions.
Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin has been promoted to exec vice president, ABC daytime , reporting to recently named president of the daypart Pat Fili-Krushel.
Richard Bornstein has been promoted to vice president of worldwide marketing for the Samuel Goldwyn Co., where he will oversee publicity, promotion and advertising.
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