Barbara Andreadis, Talent Agency Founder, Dies at 81

Barbara Andreadis Dead

Barbara Andreadis, nee Hamilton, founder of the the Andreadis Talent Agency, died Friday, Oct. 30, in New York City. She was 81.

She spent 30 years helping other actors achieve their dreams of life on the stage, TV, and in film. Andreadis was well known and highly respected by her colleagues; for her clients, she was not only a mentor but also a friend and confidant.

A celebration of life will take place at the Riverside Chapel, 180 West 76th St., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 9 pm. The funeral service will be held there as well on Wednesday at noon. Interment will be at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York, following the service.

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  1. Wearing a little leopard print today and raising a glass of Prosecco! An extraordinary woman, mentor, friend and protector of my young actress daughter. You are loved much and will be missed always!

  2. Brian O'Neil says:

    How consistent with Barbara ‘s lifework that she request that donations be made to the Actors Fund. I loved working with her when I was a manager.

  3. Barbara Andreadis, was the most incredible beautiful kind elegant agent I have ever met. She was a hard worker til the end serving supporting actor’s to find work work in the industry. She had a wonderful spirit, worldly knowledge and love of humanity. She was a great lady full of laughter and a passion for the arts that she gave so much to other’s to succeed. I will miss Barbara immensely. We had a wonderful friendship, for more that 15 years. Rest In Peace Barbara. My deepest condolence to the family, may God bless you all in this difficult time.

  4. Vivienne says:

    Barbara was a loving, beautiful friend. My cheerleader and confidant. She booked me in my first speaking role, more then 15 years ago, on the FOX TV show “America’s Most Wanted” and on my recent role on the NBC TV show “Shades of Blue” A classy business woman. My condolences to her family and friends. I will miss you.

  5. noonsnewsm says:

    I met Barbara through David Joy after performing at LAMAMA. Barbara observed me and then we had a conversation. She shared her musings on the business with me frequently. She was a class act with great humanity. Mizan Kirby

  6. Barbara was a kind, witty, smart, beautiful woman and a very generous soul. I deeply regret not having met her sooner but am proud and grateful to have gotten the chance know this grande dame of the industry and honored to have counted myself among her clients.

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