Summary: former president of the Home Shopping Network and an entertainment industry pioneer who elevated the profile of the Palm Springs International Film Festival by luring such stars as Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Halle Berry, who was also known for his philanthropy and leading the fight for AIDS research.
Cause of Death: Melanoma
Born: January 6, 1947
Died: February 1, 2008
Location: Rancho Mirage, California