Cleavon Little, 53, who played the sheriff in Mel Brooks' western spoof "Blazing Saddles," won a Tony for "Purlie" and captured an Emmy for his guest role opposite Judd Hirsch in "Dear John," died…
Red Barber, 84, the pioneer baseball sportscaster, died Oct. 22 in Tallahassee, Fla., from an intestinal disorder.
A graveside burial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, for actor John Hancock, co-star of the CBS-TV series "Love and War."
Ann Daly has been promoted to the newly created post of president of Buena Vista Home Video, North America, putting her atop a unit that produces $ 1 billion a year in revenue for the Walt Disney Co…
Eileen Woodbury has been appointed promotion director for Pirate Radio KQLZ-FM. She joined the Westwood One-owned station in 1990 as a promo coordinator and was later upped to assistant promo…
Fred Birnbaum, 70, television advertising director of Variety for 18 years, died Oct. 16 in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., of a heart attack.
Twentieth TV has signed the writer-producer team of Jamie Wooten and Marc Cherry to an exclusive two-year overall development deal, marking the first such deal inked under the new management team of…
As struggling indie Carolco continues to bob in the water, two key employees have jumped ship. Senior TV division veep Rae Sanchini and veep of business affairs Jay Itzkowitz are leaving the Sunset…
Mary Anne Harrison has been promoted to senior vice president and associate general counsel at Fox Inc., a new title. Harrison's former position was VP and assistant general counsel. She is also a…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Yair Landau vice president of business planning for its Motion Picture Group, bumping him up a notch from his post as director of financial planning and analysis.