Literary agent A. Ronald Lubin died of throat cancer May 19 in Los Angeles. He was 86.
After a stint as a captain in the Air Force, Lubin began his career at Paramount as a script supervisor and dialogue director for Billy Wilder and William Wyler in the late 1940s. He then became a literary agent, first with the Goldstone Literary Agency, where he represented writers and then with the Jaffe Agency, repping writers, directors, actors and producers and then with Famous Artists. He became an MCA VP in 1963, specializing in international packaging.
As a producer, Lubin’s credits include “Convicts 4,” “Billy Budd,” “The Outrage,” “The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones,” “A Gunfight” and “Day of the Assasin.”
He also produced a special on the environment for KCET.
He is survived by his wife Sharon, two daughters and three stepchildren.