Foxless Lady

Sherry with a twist

In her three years as the first female president of a major U.S. film studio, 20th Century-Fox Productions Chief Sherry Lansing, 38, has overseen exactly one big box-office hit: Porky's, a pickup from an independent film maker. But that commercial success was far outnumbered by such turkeys as Monsignor, Making Love, Six Pack and Author! Author! In The Verdict, starring Paul Newman, Fox finally has a critically acclaimed smasheroo, but Lansing will not be around to reap the rewards. Last week she resigned her post, which paid $300,000 a year, plus bonuses.

Fox Film Corp. Chairman Alan Hirschfield...

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