September 5, 1924 ~ October 25, 2013
Alan Joseph Bamossy, 89, died on October 25, 2013, in Laguna Hills, CA. He was well known for his life long career in the Hollywood film and picture exhibition industry. He was in the top management for the company known variously over the decades as Fox Theaters, National General, and Mann Theaters. During his career, he was perhaps best known for managing Grauman's Chinese Theater and for booking top films featuring the best actors in the industry. He arranged for numerous actors to receive their stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Alan served in the United States Armed Forces specializing in logistical withdrawal and redeployment of troops and machinery in North Africa and Germany as World War II ended in Europe. Born in New York in 1924 to Lebanese Maronite Christian immigrant parents, his mother died in 1934, after which he and his father eventually returned to Lebanon, where he lived until he joined the US Army during World War II. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirlene Wooten Bamossy, with whom he returned to the United States in 1947, and began his career in the film industry. Alan is survived by two sons, Wayne and Gary and their wives Shahla and Janeen; and by five grandchildren: Sara, David, Nick, Joost and Lieke and step-grandson Jason. A spirited and accomplished manager of great integrity, Bamossy is also remembered as a kind, gentle and generous man, and a wonderful Grandpa. He provided support and great love to his family and will be greatly missed.