Henry G. Plitt, 74, chairman of the board of Plitt Amusement Co. and chairman of the board of Showscan, died yesterday at his Beverly Hills home. Cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Thomas A. Dorsey, known as the father of gospel music for his merging of religious music with the blues, died Saturday. He was 93.
Michele Anthony has been appointed exec VP of Sony Music, making her effectively second-in-command to president Tommy Mottola at the company.
Ventana Films confirmed yesterday that Bernard Lucien Nussbaumer has come aboard as senior VP, with plans for the European writer-producer to take charge of developing foreign co-prods.
James Douglas Atwell, musician and actor, died Jan. 21 of a heart attack in Kissimmee, Fla., where he was performing at Disney World.
EMI Records Group continued its upper-management revamp yesterday, naming Fred Davis executive VP and Ken Lane senior VP, promotion.
Jerry Crutchfield was tapped yesterday as president of MCA Music Publishing/Nashville.
Don Bassman, VP of special sound projects at 20th Century Fox, died of cancer Jan. 25.
Brad Hunt has been named executive VP/general manager at Hollywood Records, overseeing all day-to-day operations of the sales, marketing and promotion departments.
Recognizing the expanding confluence of the computer and entertainment industries, Time Warner Inc. has named Geoffrey Holmes as senior VP of technology.