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Sonia Wolfson; 20th Century Fox Publicist

March 22, 1997

Sonia Wolfson, 94, publicist for 20th Century Fox for 35 years. A native of Russia, she immigrated to Los Angeles and began her career as an art critic for Art Digest and other publications. She was also an associate with the Stendahl Art Gallery. At the film studio, Wolfson publicized such films as "South Pacific" and "Island in the Sun." Her long tenure at 20th Century Fox was interrupted in 1962 when she was fired over the flurry of bad publicity surrounding Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton during the making of "Cleopatra." Wolfson worked briefly at the Frank Perrett publicity office and on the MGM publicity staff, where she was assigned to accompany actress Dolores Hart on a national publicity tour. But 20th Century Fox subsequently rehired her. Wolfson was particularly known in Hollywood for her lengthy and detailed biographies of the stars of films on which she worked. On March 14 in Los Angeles.

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