Harry Griffin, Catalina Island musician and entertainer, died of cancer Dec. 21 while visiting friends in Santa Barbara.
Dean Salmon, sound mixer for more than 30 years, died Dec. 19 of natural causes at the Motion Picture Hospital.
Zepha Bogert, a founding member of Women in Film, died Dec. 6 in Toluca Lake after a long illness.
Theodore Ripp, 78, father of rock 'n' roll music pioneer Artie Ripp, died Dec. 21 in North Hollywood of respiratory complications.
Louis Mattioli, 38, publicist for the Arts & Entertainment Network as well as a writer, director and performer, died Dec. 1 in Manhattan following a sudden illness.
Dr. Jennifer Patterson and Howard Stringer, an adopted boy, David Ridley Stringer, Dec. 26. Father is prexy CBS/Broadcast Group; mother is non-pro.
Andra Shapiro has been promoted to biz affairs vice president and deputy general counsel for MTV Networks.
Blues guitarist Albert King, 69, died Dec. 21 after a heart attack. King influenced Eric Clapton and other rock greats and saw his own career revive as they popularized the blues.
Costumer Robert Tanella, 42, died Dec. 16 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was most recently on the "Cheers" crew and had been with the show for 10 seasons.
Feature film publicist Rosemary La Salandra died Dec. 24 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Hugh Preston Pierce, 52, actor/screenwriter/record producer died Dec. 12, in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks.