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Ronni Chasen

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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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Lead in Publicist Murder Case Could Hit Dead End

Lead in Publicist Murder Case Could Hit Dead End

The "person of interest" in the Ronni Chasen murder case may have actually shot himself dead because he feared he was going back to prison for possibly committing several burglaries in the area… READ MORE >

TMZ Live: Josh Duhamel, Jermaine, and Octomom

TMZ Live:
Josh Duhamel, Jermaine, and Octomom

We took your questions today on everything -- including Josh Duhamel getting booted from his flight, Jermaine Jackson allegedly owing tons of child support, and a possible dead end in the… READ MORE >

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Road Rage Could Be Trigger in Publicist Murder

Road Rage Could Be Trigger in Publicist Murder

Sources connected with the criminal probe into the Ronni Chasen murder tell TMZ Ronni had a temper and road rage is a scenario cops are seriously investigating.We're told cops are interested in… READ MORE >

- 1487 days ago
The Niece Ronni Chasen Stiffed Sings Her Praises

The Niece Ronni Chasen Stiffed Sings Her Praises

The niece to whom Ronni Chasen left a grand total of $10 recorded a song dedicated to her fallen aunt.As TMZ first reported -- under Chasen's 1994 will, Jill Gatsby was intentionally excluded from… READ MORE >

- 1487 days ago
Ronni Chasen Left Millions of Dollars in Her Will

Ronni Chasen Left Millions of Dollars in Her Will

TMZ has just obtained a copy of murdered publicist  Ronni Chasen's will and other documents -- which estimate the value of her estate at $6.1 million ... and she intentionally stiffed one of… READ MORE >

- 1487 days ago
TMZ Live: Ronni Chasen, Magic Johnson & MJ

TMZ Live: Ronni Chasen, Magic Johnson & MJ

We took your questions today on everything -- including Ronni Chasen's will, Michael Jackson's posthumous Grammy nomination, and Magic Johnson bringing the NFL to Los Angeles. Plus: Harvey's… READ MORE >

- 1487 days ago
Suspect in Beverly Hills Murder Shoots, Kills Himself

Suspect in Beverly Hills Murder Shoots, Kills Himself

A suspect in the murder of Ronni Chasen, the Beverly Hills publicist who was murdered on the streets of Beverly Hills, shot himself dead Wednesday after cops confronted him.The suspect -- known as… READ MORE >

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