Laurane Sheehan, Longtime Entertainment Publicist, Dies at 61

Laurane “Lala” Sheehan, a longtime corporate entertainment publicist and events planner, died Nov.

11 of a sudden heart attack.Sheehan was a senior accounts supervisor at Maggie Begley Communications for 30 years, where she worked with clients including Laika, Locksmith Animation, the Gotham Group, the Oneida Indian Nation, Vista Group, Movio, Cinedigm, Anheuser-Busch, children’s author Tony Diterlizzi and Benenson Productions.She helped promote films including “Kubo and the Two Strings,” “Missing Link,” “Coraline,” “The Invisible War,” “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” and “Beasts of No Nation.”Her longtime friend and colleague Maggie Begley said, “What a joy it is to work with your best friend.

We laughed with abandon every single day.

I thought that kind of laughter was the ticket to a long life…but the universe had other plans for our beautiful and talented Laurane.

She’s with her parents now, her beloved Elvyra and Roy…and

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