Magazine article Variety


Magazine article Variety


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Michael Travis

Michael Travis, best known for designing Liberace's extravagant costumes for 16 years, died May 1 in Studio City He was 86.0

Jessica Cleaves

Jessica Cleaves, the female lead singer of the 70s soul-pop group the Friends of Distinction, died May 2 in Los Angeles following complications from a stroke. She was 65.0

Ben Hoberman

Ben Hoberman, a key figure in the rise of talk radio and former president of ABC Radio, died May 3 in Los Angeles. Hoberman was the father of entertainment lawyer Thomas Hoberman and movie producer David Hoberman. O

Elliot R. Wax, a TV agent at William Morris for 20 years and the leader of his own agency, died May 4 from complications of kidney disease at his home in Lake Sherwood, Calif. He was 84.

While in the TV variety show department at William Morris, he was involved in the packaging and selling of many variety specials with stars including Danny Thomas, Carol Burnett, Diana Ross and the Suprêmes and Dionne Warwick. …

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