A New York native, Lieberman moved to Los Angeles with his family as a teenager. He began working as an entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner in the 1960s.
When Presley staged his Las Vegas comeback at the old International Hotel starting in 1969, Lieberman wrote a favorable review of one of his shows. He later was invited backstage for a rare one-on-one interview with the singer that appeared in the Herald-Examiner in 1970, sparking a relationship that lasted until Presley's death in 1977. Lieberman cherished a necklace with a thunderbolt and TCB logo (Taking Care of Business) that was a gift from Presley.
Film and television editor
Stanley Frazen, 91, a longtime film and television editor who was a member of the Army Air Forces' First Motion Picture Unit during World War II, died Sunday at his home in Studio City of complications from pneumonia, said his daughter, Nancy.
He was a supervising editor for such shows as "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" beginning in 1951, "I Married Joan" in 1952-53 and "The Bob Cummings Show" beginning in 1955. His other TV credits included "The Lone Ranger" in 1949, "The Beverly Hillbillies" in 1962-63, "My Favorite Martian" in 1963-65, "The Monkees" in 1966-67, "Get Smart" in 1968 and "Charlie's Angels" in 1979-80.
"I liked the anonymity of editing in a room and putting this huge puzzle together," he told Daily Variety in 2001.
Frazen was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Chicago. He moved with his mother to Los Angeles when he was 3, grew up in Boyle Heights and graduated from Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles in 1937.
Frazen was 16 when he started working in the mailroom at Warner Brothers. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces and joined the First Motion Picture Unit, which produced training films at the Hal Roach Studios in Culver City. "Most of us realized how lucky we were to be in the unit," he told The Times in 2002.
Frazen's film credits included "Young Doctors in Love" in 1982, "The Milagro Beanfield War" in 1988 and "The Amityville Horror" in 1979. He also produced the 1961 film "Man-Trap" and was a commercial director.
He received a career achievement award in 2001 from the American Cinema Editors and was a former president of that group and of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
L.A. weatherman and broadcaster
Alan Sloane, 84, a weatherman and broadcaster on Los Angeles television stations KABC Channel 7 and KCOP Channel 13 beginning in the 1960s, died Thursday of cancer at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, said his wife, Lynne.
Sloane joined Channel 7 as a weatherman in 1969. Before that, he was host of several shows at Channel 13, as well as being part of the station's news programs.
Sloane was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Oxford, Ohio. He graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1948 and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and in the Army during the Korean War.
Before coming to Los Angeles, he worked at television stations in Dallas, New Orleans and Atlanta. He later worked in Las Vegas and for the Financial News Network.
-- Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
PASSINGS: Bernd Eichinger, Bruce Gordon, Frank Lieberman, Stanley Frazen, Alan Sloane
Bernd Eichinger, producer, dies at 61; Bruce Gordon, character actor, dies at 94; Frank Lieberman, publicist, dies at 68; Stanley Frazen, screen editor, dies at 91; Alan Sloane, broadcaster, dies at 84
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