Richard Maney


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(1891–1968), press agent. Born in Chinook, Montana, and raised in Seattle, he later relocated to New York where he eventually became the most famous press agent of his day. Maney helped publicize many successes, from the Greenwich Village Follies to My Fair Lady, as well as such leading figures as Tallulah Bankhead, Katharine Cornell, and producer Billy Rose. He was also skilled at publicizing himself, thus making his profession better known and understood by playgoers. Autobiography: Fanfare, 1957.

From The Oxford Companion to American Theatre in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Theatre.

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