CHAIKIN, William E. Loving father, grandfather, husband and friend, William passed away May 13, 2011 at the age of 94. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 7, 1917, parents Celia and Nathan, and brother Chick. His scholastic and athletic scholarships led him to receive a masters in journalism at Ohio State. He moved to California to work in PR at Fox Studios. His love for people and the film business contributed to his many successes. As a film executive and President of Avco Embassy Pictures, he made classic films including "The Graduate" and "Lion in Winter". He married Anita Wallach and fathered three children, James, Robert and Carol, and three grandchildren, Shawn, Gabriel and Kayla. His extreme warmth and sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him, and he will be profoundly missed. Memorial services will be held at Hillside Mortuary on Tuesday, May 17th at 12pm.
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Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 13 to May 15, 2011