John and Mary Barrett, a boy, Andrew Thomas, Sept. 3, Evanston, Ill. Father's VP, Southern division manager for Worldvision Enterprises. Mother is non-pro.
Video retail chain West Coast Video Enterprises, which recently emerged from Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection, has promoted Ken Graffeo to executive VP. He had been marketing veep.
Kellee Jones has joined 20th Century Fox as a senior publicist, replacing Paulette Dauber, who, as previously reported, was recently upped to director of national publicity.
Warner Bros. executive veepee of production Lisa Henson confirmed yesterday that she will ankle the studio on Dec. 31--destination unknown.
Actor Franco Franchi, known for comic roles and parodies of famous movies, died Dec. 9 at age 70. Franchi, whose health had been worsening for some time, was taken to a Rome hospital Tuesday night…
Thelma Orloff, an MGM contract player, died Nov. 23 in Los Angeles of kidney failure.
Michael Silverman, publisher of Daily Variety for the past three years, is leaving the publication effective Dec. 18. Silverman has declined an offer by Variety Inc. parent Reed Publishing (USA) to…
Paula Corday, actress, died of complications due to diabetes Nov. 21 in Century City. She was 72.
Jackie Ioachim is now senior publicist for consumer public relations at Showtime Networks Inc., a new post. Ioachim spent six years at WNET in New York, holding a variety of publicity positions.
Felix Jackson, veteran writer/producer and ad exec, died Dec. 7 of congestive heart failure at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 90.