Death of Wayne Lewellen

March 26, 2009
Los Angeles, California

Former head of distribution for Paramount Pictures
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LOS ANGELES - Wayne Lewellen, the former longtime head of distribution for Paramount Pictures, died Thursday. He was 65.

Lewellen died at his home in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer, said Todd Vradenburg, Lewellen's friend and a member of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneer Foundation.

Lewellen began his career in his native Texas with Warner Bros. in 1965, his publicist said. He joined Paramount in 1973, becoming distribution president for Paramount's Motion...

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