Daniel S. Mark, a lawyer who served as head of business affairs for ICM, VP of acquisitions for Viacom and first house counsel for the Writers Guild of America during his long career, died of complications from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) at his home in Encino, Calif., on March 30. He was 72.
Buffalo, N.Y., native graduated from Canisius College and Georgetown Law School. He went on to be a partner at three different law firms, with Cooper, Epstein, Hurwitz & Mark being the last. He was also an exec of production at Orenthal Prods. and Carolco. In his private practice, his clients included Carroll O’Connor, Hugh O’Brien and Roy Thinnes. In addition, he served as counsel for the National Labor Relations Board.
He was a wine connoisseur and founded the Wine House in West Los Angeles.
He is survived by wife Dotty, a son, two daughters, two sons-in-law and one grandson.
Donations can be sent to the Daniel S. Mark Loan Pool Fund, c/o the ALS Assoc., P.O. Box 565, Agoura Hills, CA 91376-0565