Marketing Executive Eddie Kalish Dies at 79

Veteran marketing executive Eddie Kalish died April 20 in Escondido, Calif.

following a brief battle with cancer.

He was 79.Kalish graduated from Bard College and worked as a journalist covering the film and music industry before moving into marketing and publicity.He met his wife Gillian while working as unit publicist and unit photographer on the film “The Southern Star,” on which she was the animal wrangler.Kalish was a top marketing executive for Paramount and MGM/Ya in New York.

In 1982 he moved to Los Angeles as senior VP of worldwide marketing for Producers Sales Organization (Pso), where he oversaw global campaigns for films including “Never Say Never Again,” “Short Circuit,” “The Cotton Club,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Buckaroo Banzai” and “9 1/2 Weeks.”Partnering with publicity exec Dennis Davidson, the duo founded Kalish Davidson marketing in 1987, working with companies including Alliance Atlantis, Mayfair Entertainment, McEg, Mdp International, Mutual Film Co., Nelson Entertainment,

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