Jackie Young, Talent Agency Administration Exec, Dies at 73

She worked for 'Marty' producer Harold Hecht and columnist Rona Barrett

Jackie Young, a longtime Hollywood talent agency administration executive, died Oct. 25 of natural causes in Burbank. She was 73.

After studying theater at UCLA and working as a model, Young served as a production secretary for Academy Award-winning producer Harold Hecht (Marty) at Columbia Pictures and for radio and TV announcer Wendell Niles Jr.

Later, Young was a personal assistant for columnist Rona Barrett and for Walter Kohner at the Paul Kohner Agency, and she worked for the firms Joseph, Helfond & Rix and Kazarian Spencer.

A native of New York City, Young is survived by her late cousin’s wife Lee, Lee’s children Steve, Sharon and Joey and their seven grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Charles Borromeo Church in North Hollywood.

In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to a pitbull rescue organization.

 

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