Retired actor and puppeteer Michael King, 69, died at his home in Tarzana June 1.
Tom Mazza has been promoted to senior VP, current programs, at Paramount Network TV, overseeing all series produced by the division, reporting to exec VP of creative affairs John Symes.
Barbara Cohen, the award-winning author of more than 30 children's books including "Molly's Pilgrim," died Nov. 29 at her Bridgewater, N.J., home.
Sheri Halfon has segued to Cary Brokaw's new Avenue Pictures as senior VP and CFO, having served as VP for finance and administration at its bankrupt predecessor, Avenue Entertainment.
Dale McBride, a veteran country music entertainer and father of country star Terry McBride, died Nov. 30 from a brain tumor. He was 55.
Former Rogers & Cowan director of entertainment Julie Polkes has joined Miramax Films as director of West Coast and international publicity.
Dean and Carol Sanderson, a boy, Ryan David, Nov. 24, Methodist Hospital, Arcadia. Father's a credit specialist for Daily Variety; mother is non-pro.
Clem Beauchamp, a stuntman/production manager and one of only a handful of assistant directors to win an Academy Award, died Nov. 14 in Santa Rosa of natural causes. He was 94.
Bobby Russell, who wrote such pop hits as "Little Green Apples,""Honey" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," has died at age 52.
Severino Gazzelloni, 73, the dean of Italian flutists and the inspiration for 135 compositions, has died.