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February 7, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
In the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 25, talent agent Marty Klein had awakened in his West Hollywood condominium and gone to the refrigerator for a bottle of Evian water when he collapsed and died of a massive heart attack. He was 51 and left behind a wife and two daughters. Before the sun had risen over the city, before the obituary had gone out over the wire services, phone calls were placed to the homes of employees of Klein's firm, Agency for the Performing Arts, informing them of the news.
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February 7, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, Robert W. Welkos is a Times staff writer
In the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 25, talent agent Marty Klein had awakened in his West Hollywood condominium and gone to the refrigerator for a bottle of Evian water when he collapsed and died of a massive heart attack. He was 51 and left behind a wife and two daughters. Before the sun had risen over the city, before the obituary had gone out over the wire services, phone calls were placed to the homes of employees of Klein's firm, Agency for the Performing Arts, informing them of the news.
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October 28, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Klein Memorial: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Hillside Memorial Park for Marty Klein, president of the Agency for the Performing Arts, who died of an apparent heart attack Sunday at the age of 51. . . . Roger Vorce, head of APA's New York office and a partner who has been with the agency since its inception in 1962, becomes president. Stuart Miller and Burton Taylor, senior vice presidents, will run APA's Los Angeles office.
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June 17, 1997 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
PEOPLE Day of the African Child: Pop music celebrity Bob Geldof, who raised $130 million for Ethiopia famine victims in 1984, returned to the Horn of Africa Monday for the Day of the African Child. Geldof boarded a traditional showboat to watch children in Bossaso, Somalia, float bottles into the sea with messages. "It was interesting what the kids actually said in their bottles--they were identical to any person on the planet," Geldof said. "They want their mums and dads to be well.
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March 28, 1993 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KNBC-TV anchorman JESS MARLOW, one of the deans of local broadcasting, and his wife, Phyllis, have put their Orange County retreat on the market and are getting ready to build or buy a larger home nearby. Reversing a trend of letting veteran news reporters go, KNBC, Channel 4, re-signed Marlow last fall to a new, multi-year contract to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast and give commentaries. Marlow has been described by his colleagues as "the soul of the station."
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April 8, 1995 | CARLA HALL and ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
He is the archetypal Hollywood legend--a man who started as a movie usher in Cleveland and became the longest-surviving mogul in the business. Lew Wasserman, chairman of MCA, the parent company of Universal Studios, defined the powerbroker: industry titan for an astonishing 50 years, political benefactor through five presidential administrations (he was once Ronald Reagan's theatrical agent), and Hollywood social fixture.
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