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Peter Grad, a television executive and philanthropist, died of a heart attack Aug. 1 while on vacation in Vail, Colo. He was 75.
Grad spent five years as president of Mtm Television from 1987 to 1992. He also did a seven-year stint as a TV development exec at 20th Century Fox. During his long run in TV he helped shepherd such notable series as “L.A. Law,” “The Fall Guy,” “Mr. Belvedere” and “Evening Shade.”
Grad was married for 47 years to Laurie Burrows Grad, daughter of famed playwright-director Abe Burrows. He was the father of Nick Grad, president of original programming and production at FX Networks.
Born in Newark, N.J., Grad grew up on the Jersey shore. He attended the University of Pennsylvania. He dabbled in everything from engineering and finance to acting and producing for the stage before he turned to TV development in 1977, when he joined Paramount TV on the East Coast. »
- Variety Staff
[Brightcove "4021866562001" "" "" "auto"] Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself in for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's detectives early Friday morning after allegedly being involved in a fatal hit-and-run Thursday. This followed his involvement in an altercation on a film set in the Los Angeles area, according to multiple reports. The Los Angeles Times reports that Knight was riding a vehicle when it struck and killed a man in Compton. It has not been confirmed whether Knight, 49, was behind the wheel. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Grace Medrano confirms to People that at around 2:55 p.m., "two pedestrians were hit by »
- Alexis L. Loinaz and Christine Pelisek
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