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.
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