Robert Dean Sanderson


Robert Dean Sanderson, father of Daily Variety staffer Dean Sanderson, died Jan. 3 in Tarzana following a brief battle with cancer. He was 54. In addition to son, he is survived by three stepsons and…


Pumpkins file suit


Members of Virgin Records’ the Smashing Pumpkins have filed a $10 million lawsuit against Chrysalis Music seeking to have their music publishing contract declared null and void or rescinded. In a…

Diane Betty Abramson


Diane Betty Abramson, dress designer and philanthropist, died Dec. 19 of lung and heart failure at her home in Beverly Hills . She was 86. Born Diane Betty Greer in Denver, she moved to Los Angeles…



NEW ORLEANS — News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, whose vast media holdings include film, cable, satellite and print, stressed to Fox affiliates that broadcasting remains the core of the company…

Lillian Birnbaum


Lillian Birnbaum, mother of casting director and TV writer Harriet Helberg, died Dec. 15 at her home in Marina Del Rey following a lengthy bout with colon cancer. She was 76. A native of New York…

Francis Feighan


Francis Feighan, longtime publicist and entertainment reporter, died of a heart attack Dec. 27, 1996, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 53. A native of Cleveland, Feighan moved in 1965 to Los…

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