Thesp Craig Sheffer, who grew up with Brad Pitt in Robert Redford's "A River Runs Through It," has been signed by United Talent Agency, it was announced Wednesday.
Jody Brockway has joined NBC as director of motion pictures and miniseries, following the exits of longform exex Michael Tenzer and Mindy Green (Daily Variety, July 13). Brockway comes from Hearst…
Jeanne Hartman and Steve Pesce, June 6, La Canada-Flintridge. Bride's an actress/director; groom's a TV/film writer. * * * Adell Aldrich and Thomas Doherty, June 12, L.A. Bride's a director/script…
Howard A. Rodman and Anne Friedberg, a boy, Tristan Arthur Samuel Friedberg, May 26, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Father's a novelist and screenwriter; mother is non-pro. * * * Billy Bob and Pietra…
Toronto-based Paragon Entertainment has tapped Spelling Television prexy Gary Randall to head up the company's U.S. TV operations. Also, Julie Lee has ankled Spelling's Vancouver office to head up…
John Beck, 83, producer and studio executive who, with Lew Wasserman, helped organize the motion picture division of MCA for the late Dr. Jules Stein, died July 18 in Woodland Hills of cancer.
Nan Grey, the wife of pop singer Frankie Laine and a leading lady in Hollywood films of the 1930s, died July 25 of natural causes on her 75th birthday.
Lorayne Brox, 64, eldest member of the Brox Sisters, a singing trio of the 1920s, died June 14 in Los Angeles of unreported causes.
J. David Kuhn, 50, public television producer and acting director of WGBH-TV Boston's Descriptive Video Service, died July 25 in Schenley Park, Penn., in an auto racing accident.
John M. Culkin, 65, critic who analyzed the effects of television and film on society and advised the creators of "Sesame Street," died July 23 in New York of cancer.