John C. Hall Jr., a former national executive secretary of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, died November 10. In a statement announcing Hall’s death on its website today, SAG-AFTRA remembered Hall as someone who “was deeply dedicated to unionism and and selflessly gave of his time and energy to promote the well-being of performers and media professionals”. Hall succeeded Sanford “Bud” Wolff in 1985 as national executive secretary, a position that later became known as national executive director. Hall negotiated AFTRA contracts until he retired in 1991. That same year, he was honored with the George Heller Memorial Award, a recognition of his union work throughout the years. Early in his career, he worked as a makeup artist for films and then served as a business rep for Makeup and Hairstylist Local 798 and Wardrobe Local 764.
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