Irving Fein, Manager Of Burns, Benny, Dies At 101

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of producer-manager Irving Fein, who steered the careers of George Burns and Jack Benny, says her father has died.

Irving Fein died last week at his West Hollywood, Calif., home at age 101, according to his daughter, Tisha Fein.

Fein, a studio film publicist early in his career, moved into TV production with “The Jack Benny Program,” which aired from 1952 to 1965.

Fein gave George Burns’ lagging career a boost when he helped the comedian get cast in the 1975 film “The Sunshine Boys,” which won Burns an Oscar.

Irving Fein’s Aug. 10 death was due to an age-related illness, his daughter said. Services for him were held last weekend at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles.

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Maureen McDonald says:

August 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Irving Fein was one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of doing business with, back in the 1970’s, when I was still in the TV production field. So was his client, George Burns.

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