NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Robert Lantz, a long time and well-respected talent agent, died Thursday of heart failure in Manhattan at the age of 93.
Lantz was born July 20, 1914, in Berlin and had a brief career as an editor for an American film company before establishing a career representing some of the 20th century’s greatest artists.
Lantz did not use computers or e-mail and typically settled deals with a handshake, The New York Times eulogizes.
Lantz worked as an independent contractor from a small office near Central Park since 1948.
“I have been very lucky to not represent anyone crazy,” Lantz said in a 2003 interview.