Janet Roberts

Janet Roberts, an agent who represented many playwrights and performers, died Jan. 31 in Hyannis, Mass., of lung and brain cancer. She was 68.

She began her career as an assistant to Audrey Wood and soon became an agent at MCA. She moved to Gotham to head the New York office of London Management and then went on to the London office of International Creative Management. Her final position was with the theater department at William Morris Agency, which she left in 1984.

Among her clients were Edward Villella, Franco Zeffirelli, Alan Bates, Hugh Wheeler, James Kirkwood, Sam Waterston, Michael Christofer, Mark Crowley, Christopher Plummer and Jeremy Brett.

She was born in New York City and was a graduate of Barnard College. Her husband, William Roberts, died in 1981. She is survived by her sister, Robin Watt, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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