Singleton Palmer, a member of the Count Basie band from 1947 to 1949, died of bone cancer March 8.
Michael Havas, retired studio executive, died March 6 in New York City from complications of asthma.
Manuel da Fonseca, one of Portugal's most prominent writers and poets, died March 11 of cancer. He was 81.
Claude Kirchner, a radio and TV personality and a pioneer in children's television, died March 8 of cancer.
Jim Boyd, a country-western performer who recorded hundreds of songs with "Bill and the Cowboy Ramblers," died of lung cancer Thursday in Dallas at age 78 .
Tim Storrs, a former television reporter for KGTV who mysteriously left the station in early February, was found dead in his apartment March 5. He was 43.
Earl Wrightson, a singer and actor in musical comedies and the Emmy-winning host of the 1950s TV show "The American Musical Theatre," died March 7 at home in East Norwich on Long Island. He was 77.
Clifford Lachman has been promoted to senior VP, programming and production, Paramount Domestic Television. Lachman, Par's VP production since 1989, had previously worked for "Entertainment Tonight"…