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Robert K. Shapiro

Robert K. Shapiro, a former agent with Shapiro-Lichtman and the father of that agency’s founder Martin Shapiro, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a short illness. He was 86.

Shapiro was associated with Paramount Pictures for many years, serving as managing director of the New York Paramount Theatre from 1954-64.

That year he relocated to Los Angeles where he worked for ABC Television and Mann Theatres before joining Shapiro-Lichtman.

In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife, Dolly, another son, Michael, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Mount Sinai Memorial Park.

Donations in Shapiro’s name may be sent to Save a Heart Foundation, 8635 W. 3rd St. Suite 985 West, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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