Ralph Kamon, Former Paramount Executive, Dies at 91

His spent 25 years at the studio after helping United Artists go public in the 1950s.

Ralph Kamon, who spent a quarter-century as an attorney and high-ranking executive at Paramount Pictures, died June 29 in Los Angeles. He was 91.

Kamon joined the studio as an attorney in 1967 and worked in various legal and business capacities through February 1992, exiting as senior vp legal affairs.

Earlier, Kamon was an attorney and executive at United Artists, where in 1956 he helped shepherd the company through its first public offering of stock and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Kamon later was associated with the law firms Arter & Hadden and Manatt Phelps and Phillips and served as an industry consultant.

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Kamon received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Survivors include his wife Selma, children Ellen, Bob, Jill and Eliana and grandchildren Brian, Maggie, Molly, Julia and Colin.

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