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R.I.P. Irving Fein

Irving Fein, a veteran studio publicist who became the longtime manager of Jack Benny and later George Burns, died Friday. He was 101. The Brooklyn native began his showbiz career in the publicity and advertising department at Warner Brothers in New York City. After he earned his law degree he was offered a job in the WB legal department but instead moved to the West Coast and began working in the Warners mailroom. Eventually he worked in publicity at Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures and MGM. In 1947 he went to work for Jack Benny as the radio and TV star’s publicity and advertising director and then became his manager. Fein accepted a job as an executive at CBS in 1956 and moved to New York but in less than a year moved back to Hollywood to return to work for Benny as president of J&M Productions, which produced Benny’s own
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