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Agent Bernie Weintraub dies

Was a founding member of the Paradigm agency

Bernie Weintraub, longtime agent who was part of the founding of the Paradigm agency, died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 76.

He was a founding partner of boutique literary agency Robinson Weintraub, which in 1993 combined with other agencies to create Paradigm. His clients worked on TV shows including “I Love Lucy,” “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “All in the Family,” “MASH,” “Maude,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Cosby Show,” “Diff’rent Strokes” and “Roseanne.”

Born in the Bronx, Weintraub served in the Korean War. He was active with many charities and served on the board of governors of Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ellie; a son; and daughter.

Donations may be made to the American Israel Cultural Center, the Jewish National Fund or the American Diabetes Assn.

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