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Ronni Chasen was born Veronica Cohen in Kingston, New York. She always harbored childhood ambitions to be a publicist after Roy Rogers and Dale Evans made a personal appearance in Madison Square Garden. Ronnie shook hands with Evans, and later told everyone she saw that she "shook hands with the Queen of the West!", her brother Larry Cohen recalled. In the seventies, she did publicity for Larry Cohen's low budget "blaxspoitation" pictures, later to arrive in Los Angeles as publicity director for American International Pictures in 1978. While working as a partner in Rogers and Cowan, she joined MGM as Worldwide Publicity Chairman in 1993. Her Chasen and Company represented some well-known directors such as Irwin Winkler, Mark Rydell and David Zucker. She led some campaigns to gain Oscars for many films including Driving Miss Daisy and Rocky. Before her tragic, unexpected death in 2010, she was leading a nomination campaign for Michael Douglas and his film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Cher in Burlesque.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Bigshot Publicist to Hollywood Murder Tipster: I Owe You Nothing!

Bigshot Publicist to Murder Tipster
I Owe You Nothing!

The man who claims he helped police track down the murderer of famed Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen is barking up the wrong tree -- according to the publicist he's suing.As we previously… READ MORE >

Tipster in Hollywood Publicist Murder Sues -- WHERE'S MY REWARD?!

Hollywood Publicist Murder
Tipster Sues Where's My Reward?!

The man who claims he led police to the person accused of gunning down Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen claims he never got his $125,000 reward -- and now he's suing to get his money. The tipster… READ MORE >

- 1026 days ago
Ronni Chasen's Death Certificate -- 'Shot By Another'

Ronni Chasen's Death Certificate -- 'Shot By Another'

TMZ has obtained Ronni Chasen's death certificate -- which states the Hollywood publicist died from "multiple gunshot wounds" after she was "shot by another" in Beverly Hills last month. As we… READ MORE >

- 1323 days ago
Ronni Chasen -- Fatal Shots Fired ON Sunset

Ronni Chasen -- Fatal Shots Fired ON Sunset

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Beverly Hills detectives believe Ronni Chasen was fatally shot on Sunset Boulevard, but managed to turn left and drive hundreds of yards -- and witnesses may have… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Ronni Chasen Suspect -- The Search for Other Crimes

Ronni Chasen Suspect -- The Search for Other Crimes

Investigators in and around Beverly Hills are looking for similarities between Harold Smith -- the suspect in Ronni Chasen's murder -- and suspects in any open cases ... according to law… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Chasen Murder -- 'Robbery Gone Bad'

Chasen Murder -- 'Robbery Gone Bad'

The Beverly Hills PD now says it believes Ronni Chasen's murder was a random act of violence -- a robbery gone bad -- committed by a man on a bicycle.According to the police the gun that Harold… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Harold Smith -- History of Preying on Women

Harold Smith -- History of Preying on Women

Ronni Chasen wasn't Harold Smith's first target of random violence -- TMZ has learned Smith served serious time in state prison for violent robberies of women in 1998.According to court records,… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Chasen Murder: Suspect Connected, Not Road Rage

Chasen Murder: Suspect Connected, Not Road Rage

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police investigating the murder of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen have linked Harold Smith to her death -- but it was NOT road rage.As TMZ first reported… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Suicide Gun Linked to Hollywood Publicist Murder

Suicide Gun Linked to Hollywood Publicist Murder

Cops have determined the gun used by a person of interest in the Ronni Chasen murder investigation matches the bullets used to kill the famous Hollywood publicist ... TMZ has confirmed. As the… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Chasen Murder 'Person of Interest' Threatened to Kill

Chasen Murder 'Person of Interest' Threatened to Kill

TMZ has obtained a mug shot of Harold Martin Smith -- the "person of interest" in the Ronni Chasen murder case -- and we've learned he had an open criminal case where the victim alleged Smith… READ MORE >

- 1330 days ago

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