Jeff Ross, Veteran Personal Manager, Dies at 65

Courtesy of Shareen Ross
Jeff Ross

After working at William Morris, he opened his own literary management and production company in 1982.

Jeff Ross, a personal manager, died Tuesday at his home in Sherman Oaks after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 65.

After working for the William Morris Agency, he opened the personal management firm Jeff Ross Entertainment in 1982.

A native of New York, Ross graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo before heading to California in 1978. He then worked in production on several Norman Lear sitcoms and on the telecasts of the Grammy Awards and the Kennedy Center Honors.

Survivors include his wife Shareen, sister Sharon and brothers Robert and Allan.

Donations can be made to the Jeff Ross Fund at the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.