Producer, booking agent, personal manager

Stanford Zucker, who worked in the entertainment business since the 1920s as a producer, booking agent and much later as a personal manager, died Jan. 3 of natural causes in Century City. He was 95.

A native of Cleveland, Zucker was a graduate of Ohio State U. and its law school. After a brief stint as a lawyer, he worked as a booking agent and producer, coordinating numerous shows with such featured stars as Eddie Cantor, George Burns and Gracie Allen.

After briefly working for the Music Corp. of America and Consolidated Artists, he formed his own booking company, the Stanford Zucker Agency, in the mid-1930s.

He later co-produced “Morey Amsterdam’s Hilarities,” which ran on Broadway a mere 10 days.

In 1953 he relocated to Los Angeles, where he opened a personal management agency, Stanford Zucker and Associates. The agency conducted business until Zucker’s retirement in the early 1990s.

He is survived by his wife, Geri; a son; and a daughter.

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