Debi Genovese

Talent booker

Debi Genovese, who booked talent for “Midnight Special” and “Solid Gold,” died Feb. 1 in Sherman Oaks. She was 52.

Genovese started her career in the 1970s as an assistant to Tom Laughlin. She then worked for Burt Sugarman as a talent coordinator and later was a producer on “Midnight Special.” The show, hosted by Wolfman Jack and featuring the top musical artists of the day, lasted almost a decade on NBC. After “Midnight Special’s” demise, she went on to book “Solid Gold” and the Don Cornelius Soul Award shows.

She is survived by three children.

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