Paramount vet Paul Sperrazza dies

Exec joined the studio in 1973

Paramount veteran Paul Sperrazza died May 20 in Oceanside following complications from surgery. He was 71.

Born in Pittston, Penn., Sperazza and moved to Las Vegas in the early 1960s where he worked in accounting until moving to California. He started in the entertainment business working at various post houses and in 1973, he joined Paramount Pictures, where he served as director for international TV operations until his retirement in 1993. He also represented the Miss Universe Pageant for the company, and was responsible for foreign versions of programs.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Taylor, a daughter and six grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Brother Benno’s shelter in Oceanside, www.brotherbenno.org.

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