Theodore Ripp, 78, father of rock 'n' roll music pioneer Artie Ripp, died Dec. 21 in North Hollywood of respiratory complications.
Costumer Robert Tanella, 42, died Dec. 16 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from AIDS. He was most recently on the "Cheers" crew and had been with the show for 10 seasons.
Feature film publicist Rosemary La Salandra died Dec. 24 of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Andra Shapiro has been promoted to biz affairs vice president and deputy general counsel for MTV Networks.
Blues guitarist Albert King, 69, died Dec. 21 after a heart attack. King influenced Eric Clapton and other rock greats and saw his own career revive as they popularized the blues.
Hugh Preston Pierce, 52, actor/screenwriter/record producer died Dec. 12, in his sleep of a heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks.
Georg Alexander is returning to his old job as head of film production at ZDF after serving only two months as film commissioner for the region of Berlin-Brandenburg.
Laura Acevedo and Dusty Rhoads, Nov. 21, Puerto Rico. Bride is art director at ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi; groom's an actor.
Norman Barnett has been named president of Raleigh Studios. Barnett was formerly a vice president.
Steve and Susan Mulderrig, a girl, Molly Ann, Oct. 28, Stamford, Conn.