Adelaide (Pookie) Nimitz-Factor, talent manager whose clients included jazz pianist Hampton Hawes and comedian Soupy Sales, died June 7 at her home in Burbank, Calif., following a lengthy illness. She was 68.

A former New York City / Washington D.C.-area chorus girl and fashion model, Nimitz-Factor came to California in the late 1950s with her first husband, baritone sax player Jack Nimitz.

She sang jazz at clubs such as Dante’s, Chadney’s and the Baked Potato before turning talent manager in the 1970s, managing such clients as guitarists Lee Ritenour and Joe Pass, Dee Barton and Carl Weathers.

A member of the Screen Extras Guild who ran for a seat on the national board in 1991 (the year it merged with SAG), Nimitz-Factor regularly did background and stand-in work for films and skeins including “Night Court,” “Seinfeld” and “Diagnosis Murder.

Co-founder of Musicians Wives Inc., Nimitz-Factor also had an active career as an activist, founding organizations to fight child pornography and chemical urban spraying.

Married to writer-actor Robert Factor, she also produced and did public relations work for his productions. At the time of her death she was working on a film adaptation of Hawe’s book “Raise Up Off Me” and a Soupy Sales TV pilot.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son and a daughter.

The Adelaide Nimitz-Factor Memorial Funds have been set up at the Colony Theatre Co, 555 N. Third St., Burbank, CA 91502 and Last Chance for Animals, 8033 Sunset Blvd. #835, Los Angeles, CA 90046.