Sue mengers was the ﬁrst superagent a william morris secretary from the bronx whose moxie canniness and astringent wit took her to the top of the hollywood power structure making her nearly. Like a hollywood salon mengers guestlists were an eclectic mix of writers executives actors socialites and.
Mengers death friends rummaged through desk drawers hoping to document a date of birth that she had generally concealed.
Sue mengers autograph. When they fled the nazis they lost everything and in 1938 sailed to america where her father became a. A chat with sue mengers is a 2013 american one act play by john logan about the talent agentsue mengers 1 2. Once commonly referred to as a hollywood superagent ms.
At a 1973 meeting at cma the hollywood talent agency that later became icm the company s owner was leading the proceedings when in walked agent sue mengers 10 minutes. On the morning after ms. Vanity fair editor in chief graydon carter announced this morning that legendary hollywood agent sue mengers died saturday night at her beverly hills home after a number of small strokes.
Sue mengers was it made more so by her famed parties at her beverly hills homes. Sue mengers emerged as a powerful hollywood agent in the late 1960s and 1970s a time of enormous challenges and transformation in the film industry as independent minded stars and directors took greater control over their projects a tactic enhanced by the innovative work of agents like mengers. And then super super agent sue mengers being summoned on broadway of late by bette midler was off.
A new biography goes inside the life of hollywood s first superagent to reveal the crazy brazen fights and lurid affairs that sue mengers had with clients and stars. Just another fork in the road in the midst of a windy wonderful 90 minute talk to. The debut 2013 american production starred bette midler 3 the play cost 2 4 million and recouped its cost in eight weeks 4.
Sue mengers was born on september 2 1932 in hamburg germany to well heeled jewish parents. I ll eat you last. Those come from the estate of sue mengers.
Mengers died last october at the age of 79. Ferreting out her age was no mean feat.