Mort Viner, a prominent Hollywood agent, died Sunday of a heart attack. He was 72.
Viner spent more than five decades representing Hollywood’s elite. He started out with MCA, moved to Chasin, Park Citron and finally ended his career with ICM, where he worked for 30 years.
“When I arrived in Los Angeles for the first time, Mort was the person that was there to meet me. He drove me up to the Hollywood sign and we had a long talk about our dreams for the future. From that day forward he was always there for me and so many other Hollywood talents like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Michael Crawford. He was there through the laughter and through the tears, always watching out for us,” said actress Shirley MacLaine.