Publicist Linda Dozoretz Dies at 62

Longtime clients included Burt Bacharach, Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney.

Veteran publicist Linda Dozoretz died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles after losing a 30-year battle to cancer and heart problems. She was 62.

Since the 1980s, Dozoretz worked on crisis PR campaigns for hundreds of celebrities, productions, companies and nonprofits. She spent the bulk of her career at Rogers & Cowan, where she was president of four divisions.

Dozoretz’s longtime clients included Academy Award and Grammy-winning composer Burt Bacharach, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Music Theatre International, the American Film Institute, Martina Navratilova and many other top sports stars.

The Los Angeles native also served as the executive director of the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation and most recently worked with Candy Spelling on book, merchandising, television and public service projects.

Survivors include her brother Michael and nieces Danielle, Frieda and Patrice.

Donations can be made in her name to the non-profit DES Action advocacy group in Jupiter, Fla. A private burial is being arranged.