Stan Seiden, longtime president of Nederlander Theaters West Coast operations, died Aug. 27 of Lou Gehrig’s disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 76.At the age of 17, Seiden began his career as a press agent in New York, earning distinction as the youngest agent on Broadway. Throughout the 1940s, he worked alongside many celebrities including the comedy team of Olsen and Johnson. Seiden then turned to producing, and moved to Los Angeles in the early 1950s. He contributed to numerous productions such as “Under the Yum Yum Tree” and “Cactus Flower.” He also traveled to Las Vegas, where he produced “The Odd Couple.” In the mid-1970s, he became the president of Nederlander Theaters West Coast operations and worked closely with James Nederlander to operate four theater venues in Los Angeles: the Greek Theatre, Pantages Theatre, Henry Fonda Theatre and Wilshire Theatre. Seiden was a member of press agent organization ATPAM and served as president of Hollywood Temple Bethel for three terms. He is survived by his wife, Rivka, and sons Darren and Steve.
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