Legit vet worked with Gillette, Alda, Peters
Veteran Broadway talent agent Beverly Anderson Traube died June 16 in New York. She was 77.
Anderson was often seen at Broadway show and restaurant openings and continued working at her Times Square office until recently.
Anderson, who was married to legit publicist Leonard Traube until his death in 2003, worked with clients including Anita Gillette, Alan Alda, Bernadette Peters, Elliot Gould, Morgan Fairchild, Donna Mills and Pia Zadora. She also helped Yiddish theater star Reizl Bozyk be cast as Amy Irving’s grandmother in “Crossing Delancey.”
Prior to becoming an agent, she was a Latin Quarter showgirl, an actress on television on the Phil Silvers “Sgt. Bilko” show and toured theatres and night clubs with her own song and dance act. She started out subbing for another agent in 1957 for New York independent agent Dale Garrick, before hanging out her own shingle in 1961.
She is survived by her sons, Frederic Traube, a marketing agency owner; Michael Traube, an artist and two grandchildren.
A Los Angeles memorial service will be held Monday July 23. For information go to http://www.beverlyandersonlamemorial.com
Donations may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation and the New York Fresh Air Fund.