Ray Sackheim

Ray Sackheim, a longtime Holly-wood agent, died May 26 of cancer at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, N.M. He was 74.

A New York native, he grew up in Beverly Hills and served in the U.S. Army toward the end of World War II. After the war, he attended L.A. City College and then UCLA before relo-cating to New York, where he took a job in the Traffic Dept. at General Artists Corp.

After his stint at GAC, he worked as a talent coordinator for “The Steve Allen Show” until it was canceled in 1952. He returned to Los Angeles and worked for a time at MCA and subse-quently formed partnerships with Sonny Shamberg and later Herb Gold. He then hung his own shingle, the Sackheim Agency, which he ran until his retirement in 1983.

In 1989, he helped put together the PBS special airing of the original Glenn Miller Band reunion.

Sackheim is survived by his wife, Nancy; a brother; four children; and five grandchildren.

Family suggests donations in his name be made to San Diego Hospice or any charity benefiting children or animals.

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