Owen Simon, Former Marketing Exec, Dies

Owen Simon, a former marketing executive with Group W Productions and The Mike Douglas Show, died Friday in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 93. Simon started his career with KQV and KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. He worked for Group W Productions in New York and Philadelphia before coming to Los Angeles when The Mike Douglas Show relocated to California in 1978. He received the Promax Lifetime Achievement Industry Award, which recognized his contributions to creative services during his 40-year career.