Laurel Cronin, 53, an actress, singer and dancer, died Oct. 26 in Chicago from cancer. Cronin moved to Los Angeles two years ago after a 30-year career in Chicago theater.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has named Patricia Mayer general counsel of its entertainment business group and promoted Amy Rosen to VP of MGM licensing and merchandising.
Regina Carrol, 49, actress who frequently starred in films directed by her husband, Al Adamson, died Nov. 4 in St. George, Utah, of cancer.
Leroy Lusk, who served as camera optical supervisor for Mercer Titles and Optical Effects since 1986, died of a heart attack on Oct. 30 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
New Line Prods. has named Helena Echegoyen director of development and promoted Janis Chaskin to executive story editor.
Todd P. Leavitt has been promoted to exec VP of planning and operations at NBC Prods. He will continue to run daily operations of the in-house production division while assuming expanded…
Tony Jonas has been promoted to exec VP of creative affairs at Lorimar TV, a new post, with continuing responsibility for drama, comedy and reality series development.
Keith Keeler Walsh, 40, composer-synthesist who recorded under the name Keeler, died Sept. 25 at Jersey City Medical Center of a massive cerebral hemorrhage related to HIV infection.
Orion senior VP corporate and public affairs Paul Wagner has declined the company's offer to move west. He plans to open a pubbery, Wagner Associates, in Greenwich, Conn., in January.
Motion Picture trade journalist Richard Gertner died of heart failure Sept. 14 at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. He was 66.