Irving Fein, who managed Burns, Benny, dies at 101

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(AP) – The daughter of producer-manager Irving Fein, who steered the careers of George Burns and Jack Benny, says her father has died. Fein died last week at his West Hollywood, Calif., home at age 101, according to his daughter, Tisha Fein.

Fein, a studio film publicist early in his career, moved into TV production with “The Jack Benny Program,” which aired from 1952 to 1965.

Fein gave George Burns’ lagging career a boost when he helped the comedian get cast in the 1975 filmThe Sunshine Boys,” which won Burns an Oscar.

Irving Fein’s Aug. 10 death was due to an age-related illness, his daughter said. Services for him were held last weekend at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles.

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