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Disney PR Exec Elizabeth Kaltman Dies at 41

Elizabeth Kaltman, a senior PR executive at the Walt Disney Studios, died at her home on Saturday, after a two-year battle with colon cancer. She was 41.

A native of Los Angeles, Kaltman joined Disney in 2011, as director of global communications, after having spent five years as VP of communications at the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

Before that, Kaltman also held positions in L.A. city government, serving as communications director for City Council member Wendy Greuel and as a top press aide to Mayor James K. Hahn.

She also had been a project manager for Rob Reiner’s childhood foundation I Am Your Child.

Kaltman is survived by her husband, Adam Barondess, and daughter, Lucy.

UPDATE: A memorial will be held Saturday, January 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Los Angeles Times building, 202 W. 1st St., Chandler Auditorium, 5thFloor, Los Angeles). See more information here.

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