| Sep 9, 2011
Donald L. Taffner
Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S.
Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...
| Feb 16, 2012
Actor who started on 'Your Hit Parade'
Russell Arms, 92, a singer and actor who was a regular vocalist on the popular TV musical program "Your Hit Parade" from 1952 to 1957, died Monday at his home in Hamilton, Ill., where he had retired...
| Nov 6, 2010
ARTHUR BERNARD LEWIS
Writer, editor and
producer on 'Dallas'
Arthur Bernard Lewis, 84, a veteran TV writer who wrote 69 episodes of "Dallas" and also served as executive story editor and supervising producer for the long-running CBS prime-time soap...
| Mar 25, 2011
Joe Wizan, a former head of 20th Century Fox's motion picture division and an independent producer of films such as "Jeremiah Johnson" and "… And Justice for All," has died. He was 76.
Wizan, a longtime resident of Malibu, died Monday at an...
| Feb 4, 2011
Maria Schneider, the French actress who appeared opposite Marlon Brando in "Last Tango in Paris," the 1972 movie whose strong sexual content stirred international controversy, has died. She was 58.
Schneider died in Paris on Thursday after a long...
| Jun 8, 2010
Steven Reuther, producer's credits included 'Pretty Woman'
Steven Reuther, 58, a producer and executive whose credits include "Pretty Woman," "Dirty Dancing" and "The Ugly Truth," died Saturdayof cancer at his home in Santa Monica, his family said.
| Nov 7, 2010
Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has...
| Jul 3, 2010
Elliott Kastner, the veteran independent producer of films such as "The Missouri Breaks," "Equus" and "Where Eagles Dare," has died. He was 80.
Kastner died of cancer Wednesday in a hospital in London, said his stepson Cassian Elwes.
A former MCA talent...
| Jul 4, 2010
Ed Limato, a longtime Hollywood agent known for shepherding A-list talent and throwing lively pre-Oscar parties at his Coldwater Canyon home, died Saturday. He was 73.
Limato died of lung disease at his home in Beverly Hills, said Christian Muirhead, a...
| Dec 4, 2010
Hillard "Hilly" Elkins, a talent manager and producer who brought the nude musical "Oh! Calcutta!" to Broadway and the 1960s counterculture tale "Alice's Restaurant" to the screen, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles....
| Jul 26, 2011
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90.
Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
| Oct 16, 2011
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Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79. At the time of......