George Goldey, Former Talent Agent and Publicist, Dies at 63

Courtesy of Joe Dera
George Goldey

He represented actors Barry Newman, Jan-Michael Vincent, Julie Benz and Sally Kirkland.

George Goldey, a former publicist and talent agent in Hollywood, died March 31 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He was 63.

Goldey collapsed with his wife Karen at his side while attending a reception for the opening of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, according to his longtime friend, Joe Dera. He recently had started teaching a Cambridge language course at the University of Saigon.

In the late 1980s, Goldey served as a senior executive with the corporate division of Rogers & Cowan in Los Angeles.

He founded the Beverly Hills-based talent agency The Goldey Co. in 1993 and represented such actors as Barry Newman, Jan-Michael Vincent, Julie Benz, Sally Kirkland, David Strickland and Michael J. Pollard.

Goldey attended Clifton (N.J.) High School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He later headed up the PR department for the science/science fiction magazine Omni, published by Bob Guccione Sr.

In addition to his wife of 32 years, survivors include his daughter Alexa. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 23 at St. Augustine by the Sea in Santa Monica.