Jack G. Roberts

Jack Roberts, a retired Warner Bros. casting director and SAG business representative, died Aug. 21 of kidney complications at his home in Burbank. He was 76.

Roberts, born and reared in Crawford, Texas, where he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, began his work at Warner Bros. in the print shop.

He was promoted to extra casting, where he worked his way up to become head of studio casting and talent.

He is perhaps best remembered for his work on such films as “Camelot,” “The Great Race” and “My Fair Lady.”

After several years as an independent casting director and member of the Film Editors Guild, he worked for the Screen Actors Guild as a business representative. He retired in 1986.

He is survived by two sons and four granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to L.A. Shanti, 1616 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, 90028.

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