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Martin Baum dies at 86; Hollywood agent represented A-list talent
Martin Baum dies at 86; Hollywood agent represented A-list talent

Martin Baum, an old-time New York theatrical talent agent who became a veteran voice of experience for the upstart Creative Artists Agency in the late 1970s and who brought to the firm such established star clients as Sidney Poitier and Peter Sellers, has died. He was 86.Baum died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills, the agency announced. The cause was not given."To those of us in his CAA family, Marty was a hero," the agency's partners said in a statement. "He was not only a brilliant agent, but a generous mentor to so many."Since the late 1940s, Baum's clients included Bette Davis, Richard Attenborough, Richard Harris, Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards, Joanne Woodward, Cliff Robertson,...

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