Agent/producer Steve Blanck dies

Began career at WMA before producing shows

Agent/producer Steve Blanck died Feb. 17 in Hemet, Calif. after emergency surgery. He was 62.

Blanck had previously been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, he started his career at the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills in 1973 after returning from military service in Vietnam.

After booking clubs and colleges he was promoted to co-head of the Intl. Booking Department, specializing in South America, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Southeast Asia. During his years there, he repped talent including Jose Feliciano, The Spinners, Captain & Tennille, Manhattan Transfer, Roy Orbison and Kid Creole & the Coconuts.

In 1984 he became VP of Caesars World Prods., where he booked shows for Caesars Hotel and casinos in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Atlantic City.

He teamed with producer/talent buyer Danny Heller to form Gayle Force Entertainment in 1992. Together they produced shows for corporate events, casinos and cruise ships and worked with entertainment for Harrah’s Casinos. Gayle Force continues to work with casinos, corporate and international clients.

Blanck is survived by his wife Pam Rousseau and two sisters. Donations may be made to the Pasadena Humane Society.

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