Michael R. Forman, the CEO of the Decurion Corp., which is the parent company of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres, died on Tuesday, January 29, in Los Angeles. He was 83.
The chairman of the board was also a president of the foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers; trustee emeritus of the American Film Institute; trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Additionally, he was also a life trustee of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles; an international chairman of the board of Variety — The Children's Charity.
Born on April 11, 1935, in Seattle, Michael moved to Los Angeles. He attended Stanford University, where he got a bachelor's degree in economics in 1957.
He worked with the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem and was the founder chairman of the Los Angeles area.
He then worked with the L.A. committee for the Weizmann Institute and eventually became the chairman of the Southwest area where he had been working until shortly before his passing.
Michael is survived by his wife Malsi; children Suzy, Christopher and Thomas; grandchildren Tait, Rafe, Parker, Alexandra and Dylan; sister JoAnne; and niece Jana.
Donations in his name are made to the Lupus Foundation of America. His funeral and memorial services will be announced in the coming days.
Rest in Peace Michael R. Forman!
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