The King of Pop is going global, seeking new ratings conquests. King World International announced yesterday it has licensed the ABC Network spec, "Michael Jackson Talks ... To Oprah -- 90 Prime Time…
Bill and Lysa Harris, a girl, Amy Rose, Dec. 17, Northridge Medical Center. Father is manager, HBO finance, West Coast. Mother is non-pro.
George Wallington, a jazz pianist and composer who headed his own trio and played with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, died Feb. 15 at 69.
Gerson Marks, entertainment attorney, died Feb. 5 of heart failure in Granada Hills. He was 82. Marks graduated from De Paul University Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1936.
Actress Joy Garrett, best known as the mother figure Jo Johnson on television's "Days of Our Lives," has died of liver failure. She was 47.
Steve Carver and Dennis Begley have been named VP and general manager at the CBS-owned radio stations WBBM-AM, Chicago, and WOGL-AM/FM, Philadelphia, respectively.
Michael Jackson's high-profile television appearances capped off by the Oprah Winfrey interview have reinvigorated his career, sending sales soaring for his 14-month-old "Dangerous" album.
Rose Steinberg Wapner, a script supervisor for 20th Century Fox for more than 50 years, died Feb. 1 after a fall that resulted in a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 85.
Michael J. Faherty, executive vice president of broadcasting for Cox Enterprises, died of pneumonia Feb. 13 in Atlanta at 54.
Eleazer Lipsky, a novelist, lawyer and leader in Jewish affairs, died Feb. 14 of leukemia.