Harold L. Schiff

Theatrical attorney Harold L. Schiff died Dec. 9 after a short illness at his country home in Poundridge, N.Y. He was 76.

The N.Y.-born Schiff, a senior partner in the law firm of Gottlieb, Schiff, Bergman & Sendroff, repped such actors as Rex Harrison, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert and Glynis Johns.

In the 1950s, Schiff, with his partner, the late Donald Wolin, operated a summer theater in Matunick, R.I., and put on productions that featured numerous celebrity performers including Groucho Marx, Tallulah Bankhead and Beatrice Lillie.

He also produced “The Brass Ring” (1952) on Broadway with Wolin and Donald Flamm. At the time of Schiff s death, he was serving as VP of the New Dramatists, member of the advisory board of the NYU Musical Theater Hall of Fame, and member of the Friars Club.

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