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Hillard Elkins dies at 81; talent manager and producer
Hillard Elkins dies at 81; talent manager and producer

Hillard "Hilly" Elkins, a talent manager and producer who brought the nude musical "Oh! Calcutta!" to Broadway and the 1960s counterculture tale "Alice's Restaurant" to the screen, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81.His death was confirmed by his son, Daniel.Elkins was a colorful figure who entered show business in 1950 as an office boy at the William Morris talent agency in New York City. He soon had his own management company and eventually handled the careers of Steve McQueen, Sammy Davis Jr., Robert Culp and James Coburn.One of his earliest producing successes was "Golden Boy," a 1964 musical adaptation of the tragic 1938 Clifford...

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