Robert DeBitetto has been elevated to senior vice president of business affairs for Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.
Thelma Orloff, an MGM contract player, died Nov. 23 in Los Angeles of kidney failure.
Actor Franco Franchi, known for comic roles and parodies of famous movies, died Dec. 9 at age 70. Franchi, whose health had been worsening for some time, was taken to a Rome hospital Tuesday night…
Kellee Jones has joined 20th Century Fox as a senior publicist, replacing Paulette Dauber, who, as previously reported, was recently upped to director of national publicity.
Warner Bros. executive veepee of production Lisa Henson confirmed yesterday that she will ankle the studio on Dec. 31--destination unknown.
Michael Silverman, publisher of Daily Variety for the past three years, is leaving the publication effective Dec. 18. Silverman has declined an offer by Variety Inc. parent Reed Publishing (USA) to…
Ina Souez, the 1930s operatic toast of Europe who became a dizzy diva with Spike Jones and his satirical City Slickers after her voice faded, has died at age 89.
Mark Badagliacca has been promoted to VP, planning, for Paramount Pictures. He will be responsible for the preparation of business plans and all related by-product profitability estimates for the…
Television and comedy writer and record producer/performer Valentine Edward (Ed) Monaghan, 57, died Dec. 3 at the V.A. Medical Center in Westwood. Cause of death is unknown, pending autopsy.
Warner Bros. Intl. has promoted Angelina Speare to VP of administration, theatrical distribution.
Percy Herbert, 72, British character actor, died Dec. 6 in England of a heart attack.