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Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates
Roger Richman dies at 69; agent represented celebrity estates

Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly demanding. "I don't have people calling me in the middle of the night saying there aren't enough red M&Ms in the Green Room," he told The Times in a 2001 interview. The reason was simple: By the time he began advocating for them, they were long dead. Richman, who represented the heirs of the rich and famous and fought successfully for a California law giving them the right to control the use of their loved ones'...

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