Theatrical agent Gloria Troy, former singer who repped actors more than 30 years from her Broadway office, died April 27. She was 80.
Troy, who retired in 1992, was a native of Springfield, Mass., the youngest of four children born to Italian immigrants. She became a singer at 9, featured on a weekly radio show billed as “Little Gloria Barbieri” (her family name) opposite Rose Marie, and performed for 25 years on the Borscht Belt, in USO shows and more.
She continued with her singing career even after marrying Gerhard Troeger in New York, who was killed in a traffic accident in 1953. She forged on until 1960, when she segued to working at the Pat Sullivan Talent Agency, which she bought out three years later.
After her retirement, she moved to Roscoe, N.Y., to be near her son and three grandchildren, all of whom survive her.