Jack Petry


Jack Petry, a retired network exeutive who spent 39 years at NBC and father of Jerry Petry, an executive VP of NBC Enterprises, died Nov. 28 of natural causes in Rancho Mirage. He was 82. In 1941…

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C. Moray Foutz


C. Moray Foutz, former Disney animator and president of Academy Prods., a production house for early TV shows and commercials, died Nov. 30 in North Hollywood, following an extended illness. He was…


John Everest


Composer-lyricist John Everest died Sept. 23 at his Burbank home from colon cancer. He was 60. The Chicago native wrote the book, music and lyrics for the musical “Mark Twain in Love.” He also worked…

Norman Fell


Norman Fell, ubiquitous character actor perhaps best known for portraying Mr. Roper on TV’s “Three’s Company,” died Monday of cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s convalescent home in…

Michael Lawson Bagnall


Michael Lawson Bagnall, longtime executive with Walt Disney Prods. until his retirement in 1985, died Nov. 26 of a heart attack at his home in Rancho Santa Fe. He was 67. Bagnall was hired by Roy…

Ana Sirola


Ana Sirola, mother of actor Joe Sirola, died Nov. 3 after a brief illness. She was 97. Aside from her son, she is survived by her daughter and three grandchildren.

Lila Scheidlinger


Lila Scheidlinger, mother of Rob Scheidlinger, an executive producer at Omnibus and the producer of the ABC series “Sports Night,” died Dec. 9 of natural causes at her home in Westlake Village. She…

Thomas J. May


Thomas J. May, a longtime recording engineer, studio director and manager, died Sept. 17 in Phoenix following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 76. Following World War II service in the U.S. Army…

Neil Roberts


Neil Roberts, who founded New Zealand’s biggest indie, Communicado, and was a former director of television for pubcaster TVNZ, died Nov. 8 of cancer at St Joseph’s Hospice in Auckland. He was 50…

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