Blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon, whose deep, smoky voice was the trademark of a career that spanned six decades, died Sept. 18 in Los Angeles. He was 74.
Actor David Warbeck, who found his niche in European action films during the 1960s and 1970s, died of cancer in London on July 23. He was 55.
ICM has signed "The People vs. Larry Flynt" star Courtney Love for representation in all areas, with Ed Limato heading a team of agents who will steer her film career.
Singer and actor Stanley Grover, known for his unusually powerful bari-tenor voice, has died. He was 71.
Albert D. Firestone, 64, husband of the late Norma Terris, who created the role of Magnolia in the original Ziegfeld production of "Show Boat," died July 15 at their summer home in Lyme, Conn.
Actor Mark G. Harris, father of producer Robert Harris, died of congestive heart failure on Aug. 26 while vacationing in Laguna Hills. He was 83.
Bob Thompson has been upped to executive VP for Fox Sports Net from his previous post of senior VP for rights acquisitions and regional network operations at the network.
Olivia Cohen-Cutler has been named VP of business affairs for Walt Disney Television. She will be involved in all aspects of biz affairs for the network TV division, including negotiation of overall…
Independent film distribber Cinepix Film Properties has promoted Tom Ortenberg to vice president and general sales manager and has named Jennifer Morgerman director of publicity.
William T. Cline, a film and TV cinematographer, died Sept. 17 of natural causes in Laguna Hills. He was 82.