Dick Brand

Hollywood literary agent and producer

Former Hollywood literary agent and producer Dick Brand died Dec. 22 in North Yorkshire, U.K., of a heart attack. He was 72.

He came to Hollywood in 1951 as an agent at the Gersh Agency and then joined agent Bill Schiffren. He became a junior writer for 20th Century Fox and then became a producer for NBC in Gotham.

Returning to Hollywood, he set up his own shop, Brand Agency, repping clients such as Jack Haley Jr., Saul David, Ray Stark and Robert Aldrich. He packaged several pictures with Walter Seltzer such as “The Omega Man” and “Soylent Green.”An avid stamp collector, he moved to Santa Barbara to deal in stamps for several years, returning to Hollywood to work with Sam Arkoff. He then moved to England to manage the business affairs for a baron and continued working with clients such as French writer Jean-Loup Sulitzer.

He spent the last 25 years in Paris and the north of England.

He is survived by his wife, Lil Butler, a son and two grandchildren.

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