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Marrissa O'Leary, Former Television Executive at MGM and New World, Dies at 61

Marrissa O'Leary, Former Television Executive at MGM and New World, Dies at 61

Marrissa O'Leary, a former vp with MGM Worldwide Television Group and New World Television, died Tuesday after a long battle with endometrial cancer. She was 61.

O'Leary died in Palm Desert, California, her friend, screenwriter-producer Heather Hale, told The Hollywood Reporter.

From 1989 to 1993, O'Leary served as vp business affairs and administration with the MGM division when it produced the ABC series The Young Riders and Wes Craven's Nightmare Cafe at NBC.

She then moved to New World and was a vp in charge of talent and program negotiations and a comedy development executive under Brandon Tartikoff.

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