Publicist Lois Smith helped guide the career of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, seen here with her third husband, American playwright Arthur Miller. Monroe divorced Miller in 1961.
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Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida was one of Smith's many clients.
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Robert Redford and Lois Smith in 1974
Smith helped promote actor Robert Redford's career. Here, they sit in the audience of the Mouse Judiciary Committee meeting regarding the release of transcripts by President Richard Nixon
Lois Smith Celebrates With Mara Buxbaum
Smith celebrates at Mara Buxbaum's 30th birthday party in NYC on Nov. 17, 1997. In 1999, Buxbaum left publicity firm PMK, where she repped Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder, before starting at Kelly Bush's ID PR.
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NY Women in Film & Television's 2002 Muse Awards Luncheon
Smith with actress Alfre Woodard, actress Frances McDormand, AMC Networks President Kate McEnroe and TV personality Rosie O'Donnell in NYC for the New York Women in Film & Television's 2002 Muse Awards Luncheon. O'Donnell was among one of Smith's clients.
Smith at NYC's Trattoria Del Arte
Smith at her favorite NYC restaurant Trattoria Del Arte, posing with Cindi Berger, Marian Koltai-Levine, Michael Barker, Suzy Berkowitz-Weksel, Jill Fritzo, Joe Quenqua, Jennifer Glaisek, Lisa Hintelmann, Michelle Benson, Leslee Dart, Rosie O’Donnell. In front: Billie Jean King, Meryl Streep and Peggy Siegal.
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Academy Award winner Meryl Streep with Smith during the play opening of Bridge and Tunnel at New York's Bleecker Street Theatre in 2004.
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