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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…

Exec Shuffle


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…

John M. Culkin


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.

John Beck


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


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.

J. David Kuhn


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.

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