Robert G. Hussong, an international talent agent and film distributor, died May 25 of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.
Hussong began his career in 1959 as an agent for MCA, where he represented such stars as Anthony Perkins, Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles and Melina Mercouri.
Promoted to the executive level during the 1960s, he worked in the overseas syndication department. He later served as a production executive on numerous films in Paris, London and Spain, including “Isadora” and “A Countess From Hong Kong.”
In 1992 he became partners with Adrianna Shaw, forming RGH/Lions Share Group and representing films by a worldwide group of directors, producers and foreign distributors, including Turkish distributor Ugur Terzioglu of Standard Film, Mexico’s Rene Cardona Jr., Raul Valle, Enrique Gomez Vadillo, Spanish producer Primitivo Rodriguez and U.S. directors Paul Leder and Allan Kuskowski.
He is survived by a cousin.
A memorial service will be held in late June.
Donations in Hussong’s name may be sent to Project Angel Food.