Michael Jackson will appear live as the opening act on the 20th annual American Music Awards, set for Jan. 25 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Sarah Schwartz, mother of personal manager Toni DeCandia, died Nov. 30 in Los Angeles of natural causes.
Tracy Dolgin has joined Fox Broadcasting Co. as exec VP of marketing, reporting to recently installed Fox Entertainment Group president Sandy Grushow.
Herbert N. Dorfman will rejoin Orion Home Video in the newly created position of senior VP. Appointment is effective Dec. 14.
Dave Price, national marketing director of Premiere Radio Networks, has been named marketing research director. Rysher Entertainment has named Mark Lipps to the post of VP, Midwest sales.
Janice and Robert Aull, a boy, Nicholas Stocks, Oct. 14, Santa Monica Hospital. Mother is VP, affiliate operations, for HBO. Father is an artist.
John Epper, 86, a veteran stunt man who doubled for Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper and Henry Fonda, died Dec. 3 in his Friendly Valley, Calif., home.
Allyson M. Kossow and Dr. Alan Felix, Oct. 11, New York.
Michael J. Dudikoff Sr., 68, father of actor Michael Dudikoff, died Dec. 5 in Torrance of cardiac arrest.
Jeffrey Earl Goodman, 36, a legit and television stage manager, died Dec. 3 at Century City Hospital of complications due to AIDS.
Kent Fredericks, a TV syndication sales vet, died of lung cancer Nov. 11 in Seattle.