Ex-WB Studios security maven dies

Jack Egger worked at the studio for 26 years

Jack Egger, longtime security executive for Warner Bros. Studios, died March 3 at his home in Studio City. He was 82.

Egger worked for 26 years at Warner Bros., serving as director of security and later as the studio's chief investigator, before leaving in 2006. He came to Warners following a career with the Beverly Hills Police Department, departing the force in 1976 at the rank of captain. Egger also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

"One of Jack's many attributes was making friends and influencing people," said Frank O'Donnell, senior vp worldwide corporate security at Warner Bros. Studios. "He had an endearing personality that led to wonderful relationships, not only with local, state and federal law enforcement, but also with those in the private sector. He will be missed."

Egger is survived by his wife Gloria; sister Rita Escalante; son Brian and his wife Patricia; and son Mark, his wife Esta and their daughter Kerry.

A service will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church in Encino. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Egger's name to the American Red Cross.