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HFPA Member, Past President Was 91 – The Hollywood Reporter



Judy Solomon, a journalist who was a member of the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation for two-thirds of a century and a six-term previous president of the just lately dissolved group, died Friday. She was 91.

“We are incredibly saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague,” Golden Globes president Helen Hoehne mentioned in a launch Saturday. “The loss is profound, but we take this opportunity to celebrate her incredible achievements in helping evolve the Golden Globes into the world-spanning award it is today. We are grateful for her support and leadership during her 67 years of membership with the HFPA.”

Solomon, who was born in Romania and raised in Israel, relocated as a younger girl to the U.S., the place she began a household and constructed a profession in journalism. She grew to become an leisure author for numerous publications in Israel, incomes excessive regard for her insightful and thought-provoking options.

She joined the HFPA in 1956 and shortly grew to become an energetic and influential member of the group. She was centrally concerned in introducing TV host Dick Clark to the Globes and sealing the deal that led to his manufacturing firm, Dick Clark Productions, producing the televised ceremony for many years. She was additionally part of the choice many years in the past to relocate the Globes from its longtime dwelling on the Cocoanut Grove nightclub throughout the Ambassador Resort (now gone) to the Worldwide Ballroom on the Beverly Hilton.

Solomon will even be remembered for championing different international journalists and increasing the HFPA’s involvement within the philanthropic assist of arts, training, movie restoration and journalism, utilizing proceeds from the Globes.

“Not only did Judy love the HFPA, but she also loved Hollywood,” Hoehne mentioned. “She loved the people she met, the executives she collaborated with and the rich tapestry of films and television that audiences around the world enjoyed.”

Solomon is survived by her daughters, Donna Sloan and Deborah Solomon, son-in-law Stephen Sloan and granddaughter Ashley Sloan.

The Golden Globes is now owned by Eldridge Industries and Penske Media, the dad or mum firm of The Hollywood Reporter.

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