In his later years at BAC Inc., Adams distributed TV specials starring George Burns, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Goldie Hawn, Cher and other stars. And, for 24 years, Adams was the sole international distributor of the Emmy Awards show to more than 100 countries.
At 16, he launched his career by renting speaker systems and booking bands for school proms and neighborhood events.
Adams then worked his way up from office boy to booking agent at General Artist Corp. in Chicago in the early '40s. He left General Artist in 1943 to become Jordan's personal manager and launch the Berle Adams Agency.
Adams' wife, Lucy, died of cancer in 1990. His companion, Claire Pasarow, died in 2008.
He is survived by his children, Helen Kleinberg and Richard Adams; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Mount Sinai Memorial Park and Mortuary, 5950 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.
Instead of flowers, donations may be made in Adams' memory to the University Kidney Research Organization, 2049 Century Park East, Suite 3180, Los Angeles, CA 90067.