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About Town Mileposts The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, died Jan. 31 in England. She was 90. 2 Ezra Swerdlow, the producer and production manager who worked on The King of Comedy, Zombieland and five Woody Allen films, died Jan. 23 in Boston of pancreatic cancer. He was 64. Weddings Jeffrey Kopp, supervising producer for The Late Late Show With James Corden, married Pamela Gibson on Dec. 23 in Kenilworth, Illinois. The couple first met while attending New Trier East High School in 1977 and found each other again while cheering for the Cubs in the 2016 World Series. Births Yale Chasin, an agent in UTA’s Independent Film Group, and wife The Pargac family Hitched, Hatched, Hired Inside the industry’s celebrations and news Marissa Berman welcomed daughter Tovah Juliette Chasin on Jan. 6 at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Farhana Pargac, head of strategy for UTA marketing, and husband Brian Pargac, co-executive producer on Bravo’s Flipping Out, welcomed son James August Pargac on Dec. 13 at Cedars. Congrats Tammy Golihew was named director of publicity at Amazon Studios on Feb. 5. Bunim/Murray Productions promoted Julie Pizzi to president of entertainment and development; Farnaz Farjam Chazan to senior vp entertainment and development; Sasha Alpert to executive vp entertainment and To submit, send email to hhh@thr.com development; Megan Sleeper to senior vp casting; and Ben Salter to senior vp development; and named Russell Jay vp entertainment and development Feb. 1. Nick Pepper will head Legendary TV when his contract with The Mark Gordon Co. ends May 31. 1982-2018 Mark Salling 1 The Glee actor, 35, facing years in jail for child pornography, hanged himself Jan. 30 T he death of Glee star Mark Salling — which came ahead of a March 7 sentencing date for pleading guilty Sept. 29 to keeping a vast trove of child pornography — will go down as one of the darkest downfalls in Hollywood history. Salling, who for six seasons played the bully turned glee club member Puck on the Fox show, was expected to get between four and seven years for his crimes, discovered after a December 2015 raid on 3 Deaths John Mahoney, who played Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce’s irascible father on Frasier, died Feb. 4 in Chicago. He was 77. Louis Zorich, the husband of Olympia Dukakis who played Paul Reiser’s dad on Mad About 1 Kopp and Gibson 2 Tovah Juliette 3 Swerdlow You, died Jan. 30 in New York. He was 93. Cyrus Yavneh, a producer on 24, Supernatural and It’s Pat: The Movie, died Jan. 25 of lung cancer in Santa Monica. He was 76. Ann Gillis, the former child star who starred in David O. Selznick’s his Sunland home recovered more than 50,000 digital photos and videos depicting child rape, some of the victims as young as 3. Salling also was to to pay $50,000 in restitution to any victim who came forward. (Now a lawsuit might be required to get a piece of Salling’s $1.91 million estate.) There are questions as to why the actor was left unattended — especially after he had attempted suicide Aug. 22, Jeff Hunter, the agent who discovered and then repped Morgan Freeman for more than four decades, died Jan. 27 in New York. He was 91. Jay Curtis, who produced promo campaigns and managed CBS’ brand for more than 20 years, died Jan. 25 in San Diego of ALS. He was 67. Marge Rowland, a longtime accountant at Paramount and Warner Bros., died Jan. 8 in Laguna Woods, California, of a heart attack. She was 68. cutting his wrists, according to TMZ, before being discovered by a roommate and rushed to a hospital. L.A.-based criminal attorney Mike Cavalluzzi, however, says “the court doesn’t have an affirmative duty” to safeguard a defendant from himself. Family members reported Salling missing the morning of Jan. 30 after they hadn’t heard from him since 11:30 p.m. the previous day. Six hours later, after spotting his 2007 Infiniti M35 parked on a roadside, police found his body hanging from a tree in Big Tujunga Creek, a remote riverbed in the San Gabriel Mountains. — SETH ABRAMOVITCH ← Salling died of “asphyxia by hanging, suicide,” the L.A. coroner said Feb. 1. KOPP: ANGELA GARBOT PHOTOGRAPHY. CHASIN: COURTESY OF SUBJECT. SWERDLOW: COURTESY OF ICM PARTNERS. PARGAC: ANGELICA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY. SALLING: C. FLANIGAN/GETTY IMAGES. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 36 FEBRUARY 7, 2018

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