Alan Silverbach, 96, died on June 2, 2018, at his home in Bel Air, CA. He leaves his wife Meredith, son Spencer, three grandchildren and four nephews. Born and raised in New York City, he was among a small group of TV executives who helped to establish the international TV distribution industry. At the end of WWII, Silverbach – a bomber for the U.S. Air Force who flew 65 missions, piloting B-26s – was accepted into a 20th Century Fox training program for vets. He went on to enjoy a tenure of more than 30 years with the studio. Silverbach left Fox as SVP of International Distribution in 1977, when he launched his own television sales company with Herb Lazarus, head of international sales for Columbia Pictures TV: The Silverbach-Lazarus Group. In 2015, Silverbach was featured in VideoAge‘s Hall of Fame. Silverbach will be laid to rest at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in L.A. with services to be held on Monday, June 11, at 12 p.m.
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