John Elliot Pearson, chairman of Fairhill Media Corp. and also a veteran writer and international television and film distributor, died Sept. 26 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications due to…
Dick Marx, composer and father of recording artist Richard Marx, died of heart failure on Aug. 12 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident in Highland Park, Ill. He was 73.
Almira Malyshev has been upped to VP, international sales, at Kinnevik Media Properties. Handling worldwide sales for Kinnevik outside the U.S., Malyshev worked for New York-based Hexon before…
Choreographer and dancer James J. Starbuck, who earned two Emmy Awards and worked on Broadway, died Aug. 13 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 85.
Karen Miller and Tim Homan, a girl, Olivia Eugenia Homan, Sept. 3, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Mother’s a producer for Warner Bros. Television; father is non-pro. * * * Holly K. Rosen and Eric…
Michael Bender, who was one of the producers on "Beetlejuice" for Warner Bros. in 1988, died Oct. 3 of AIDS complications at Tarzana Encino Hospital. He was 51.
Desiree Gruber has been promoted to vice president of entertainment at Rogers & Cowan, a major public relations agency in entertainment and other businesses. In the post, she is responsible for…
Harold Robbins, whose novels about glamorous and scandalous people, including "The Carpetbaggers," "Where Love Has Gone," "The Betsy" and "The Lonely Lady," proved frequent source material for…
Helen Merrill, one of the leading independent agents for playwrights, directors and designers, died Aug. 18 at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York. Merrill, 79, had been suffering from lung cancer.
Millard Lampell, an Emmy-winning writer, novelist and songwriter who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era, died Oct. 3 of lung cancer at his home in Ashburn, Va. He was 78.