Lyric soprano Dorothy Kirsten French, who rose to opera stardom and dedicated her later years to battling Alzheimer's disease, died yesteday of complications from a stroke. She was 82.
John J. Cascella, a veteran keyboard player for the John Mellencamp band, was found dead in his car Nov. 14.
Karla Vinson is joining Reeves Entertainment as VP of TV movies and miniseries, reporting to exec veepee of network programming Rob Kenneally. The addition of Vinson fills a void left by the…
Decade-long associates Edward R. Pressman and Caldecot Chubb are parting ways , citing philosophical differences.
A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church for Larry Decker-Smith, who died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles of AIDS-complicated cancer.
Scott Sommer has joined 20th Century Fox as a creative executive, reporting directly to recently named worldwide production prexy Tom Jacobson.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted John C. (Jack) McBride to the post of veepee of legal affairs, bumping him up a notch from his assistant general counsel post. McBride remains key attorney…
Phoebe Dwiggins Ballard, widow of novelist and telewriter Willis Todhunter Ballard, died Oct. 7 after a lengthy illness in her Woodland Hills home.
Polygram Group Distribution has restructured its special markets division, naming Robert Bell senior VP and Howard Smiley VP.
Deborah Moore and Jake Crawford, a boy, Dalton James, Aug. 30, South Bay Hospital, Redondo Beach. Mother is senior vice president of production for New Line Cinema. Father is a stunt coordinator…