Phyllis Rab, Former Agent and Personal Manager, Dies at 87

Phyllis Rab - Publicity - H 2016
Courtesy of Hanson & Schwam PR

Phyllis Rab - Publicity - H 2016

Her clients included Bob Mackie, Ray Aghayan and Oscar winner Richard Sylbert.

Phyllis Rab, a former William Morris agent and personal manager, died March 13 in Palm Desert, Calif., publicist Gene Schwam said. She was 87.

Rab's artist management firm PCK Enterprises Inc. focused on representing above- and below-the-line creative talent and became known for its distinguished list of directors, choreographers, musical directors and costume designers.

Her clients included costume designers Bob Mackie, Ray Aghayan, Pete Menefee and Ret Turner; production designers Richard Sylbert and Bob Rang; composers Earle Brown and Billy Barnes; and choreographers Dee Dee Wood, Walter Painter, Sarah Kawahara and Jeff Billings.

Rab’s early career was spent at William Morris in New York, where she rose to become a talent agent before heading to California.

Survivors include her brother Bertram. No memorial service is planned.