Philip Kellogg dies at 99

Former producer was also motion picture head at William Morris

Philip Kellogg, former Hollywood producer and William Morris Talent Agency motion picture head, died Feb. 5 in Beverly Hills of natural causes. He was 99, a month away from his 100th birthday.

From 1950 to 1977, Kellogg worked at the William Morris Agency as veep in charge of the worldwide film department and director of European operations.

His clientele included thesps Angela Lansbury, Sophia Loren, Karl Malden, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Shelley Winters and Natalie Wood. He also repped helmers David Lean, Sam Peckinpah, Sydney Pollack and Fred Zinnemann.

Kellogg was born to Ralph Murray Kellogg and Diquita Irwin in Provo, Utah on March 17, 1912, and moved to Southern California as a baby. In 1933, he received a B.A. in political science at UCLA, where he played on the basketball team and served as student body president.

For his first professional job, Kellogg wrote as a special features writer for Hearst newspapers and magazines. He forged personal relationships with William Randolph Hearst in L.A. and San Simeon.

Before his career as a Hollywood agent, Kellogg worked as a personal assistant to Irving G. Thalberg of MGM in the 1930s and subsequently as a film editor for Warner Bros.

His career as a rep started in the 1940s for Berg-Allenberg Agency, which in 1950 merged into the William Morris Agency.

Kellogg is survived by his wife Anna, five children and five grandchildren.