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PASSINGS : James Andrew Hervey, Early Hollywood Publicist

James Andrew (Andy) Hervey, 86, one of Hollywood’s early publicists. Hervey came to Los Angeles from his native New Mexico in 1919 and became one of the early Hollywood publicists, working with Hollywood legends including D. W. Griffiths, Tom Mix and Charlie Chaplin, his wife, Flavia, said. He left Hollywood in 1956 to set up his own business in Arizona and retired 10 years later. A memorial service is scheduled Monday afternoon at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, a son by a former marriage, a stepdaughter, and nine grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wednesday in Oceanside.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Dec. 07, 1987 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Monday December 7, 1987 Home Edition Part 1 Page 2 Column 5 Metro Desk 1 inches; 35 words Type of Material: Correction
An obituary in Friday’s editions of The Times on longtime Hollywood publicist James Andrew (Andy) Hervey incorrectly reported that Hervey was survived by a stepdaughter and a son. He is survived by a daughter, Ann Widener of Glendale, and a stepson.


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