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CAA's Raj Raghavan Welcomes a Son, Lionsgate's Rob Friedman to be Honored: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

Quincy Jones and Jade Iovine also will be honored, Michael Meyer joins Good Universe as executive vp international, and more.
CAA TV agent Raj Raghavan's son Franklin Donovan Raghavan

This story first appeared in the May 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

BIRTHS

CAA TV agent Raj Raghavan and his partner, Tom Donovan, welcomed son Franklin Donovan Raghavan on May 14 at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, Calif.

CONGRATS

Deborah Turness was appointed president of NBC News on May 20.

Eli Lehrer was tapped as senior vp and head of nonfiction development at Lifetime networks on May 15.

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Rob Friedman, co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, will be honored at the 10th annual Brass Ring Awards Dinner, sponsored by United Friends of the Children, on May 29 at the Beverly Hilton.

Quincy Jones and Jade Iovine will be honored by Lysa and Grant Heslov's nonprofit Children Mending Hearts during its inaugural Style Sunday family event June 9 in Beverly Hills.

Katherine Rowe was promoted to vp at Slate PR on May 16.

Michael Meyer joined Good Universe as executive vp international May 17.

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DEATHS

The Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek died of bile duct cancer May 20 in Rosenheim, Germany. The keyboardist, who also recorded several solo albums and wrote three books, was 74.

Dr. Joyce Brothers, the former housewife and contestant on the 1955 quiz show The $64,000 Question who dispensed advice to millions of Americans as television's first psychologist, died May 13 in Fort Lee, N.J. She was 85.

Ron Weaver, a three-time Daytime Emmy-winning producer who worked on CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful for nearly three decades, died May 9 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.

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