Esther Merrill Hershon

Esther Merrill Hershon, who served as Darryl F. Zanuck’s executive secretary for 15 years, died April 25 of cancer in Los Angeles. She was 85.

Hershon’s husband, Maurice (Red) Hershon, was an agent and producer. He died in 1991.

She is survived by a sister, Betty.

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