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Ex-Revlon Exec Hammond Is Killed In Crash

Michael M. Hammond, a former key executive of Revlon Inc., was killed Saturday in an auto accident not far from his Quogue home on Long Island.

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NEW YORK -- Michael M. Hammond, a former key executive of Revlon Inc., was killed Saturday in an auto accident not far from his Quogue home on Long Island.


Hammond, 47, was driving west on Sunrise Highway in North Bellport at 9 a.m., when his Jeep Cherokee was involved in a collision with another vehicle, according to a family member. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


His pregnant wife, Elaine, and 23-month-old son, Michael Jr., who were with Hammond, suffered cuts, bruises and abrasions. They were treated at the Medical Center at the State University at Stony Brook. The child was released that afternoon and his mother was released Sunday.


Hammond had spent much of his career at Revlon. As president of North American operations from 1991 to 1993, he was part of a team with president Jerry Levin and chairman and owner Ronald Perelman that reorganized and refocused the company, sparking a resurgence.


Hammond left Revlon last year to become president and chief operating officer of the Philadelphia-based National Media Corp., a post he held for a year. In June, he became a partner with Deborah Richmond in Lady in Red Ltd., a mass market fragrance company based in East Norwich, N.Y.


His career began in 1974 at Revlon, where he held a series of marketing posts for 10 years, rising to vice president of sales and marketing of the Ultima II division.


In 1984, Hammond joined Almay as vice president of sales and marketing. He was named president in 1987, a post he held until being tapped for the Revlon post in 1991.


Hammond is also survived by three children from a previous marriage, Colleen, Sean and Patrick.


Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Immaculate Conception on Main Road in West Hampton Beach.

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