LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Milo O. Frank, a Hollywood agent who went on to success as a writer-producer, has died in Los Angeles after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 82.
Frank represented such Hollywood legends as Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Joel McCrea. He left the agency business to create a new job, Head of Talent and Casting for the CBS Television Network.
He handled casting for such institutions as "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Red Skelton Show," "Studio One" and "Playhouse 90."
He wrote and produced the 1958 José Ferrer comedy "The High Cost of Loving."
Later in life, Frank began a new career as a media consultant -- working for clients such as Lockheed, Kaiser Aluminum and Singapore Airlines.
He also consulted a number of political figures, including former U.S. Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., former U.S. Attorney General William French Smith and former California Gov. Pete Wilson.
Frank wrote two communication training textbooks -- "How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds -- Or Less" and "How to Run a Successful Meeting in Half the Time."
A publicist said Frank died June 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.