Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Jul 25, 2006
New York, New York, USA
Partner of
Dr. Paul Reisch (1960 - 2006) his death
Bret Adams was a talent and literary agent, who represented composers, orchestrators, actors, directors and writers for theatre, film and television, including including Judy Kaye, Phylicia Rashad, Sherman Helmsley, Valerie Perrine, Ron Holgate, Barbara Rush, Noel Harrison, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eve Arden, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Christine Ebersole, Kathleen Marshall, Jayne Wyman, Andre DeShields, Kathy Bates, director Susan Schulman, playwrights Jack Heifner and Robert Harling.

Mr. Adams was born in Memphis, and attended military school in Tennessee. While still in his teens, he joined The Clare Tree Major Troupe and toured as an actor throughout northeast.

He served in the Army in Berlin as a Public Relations Officer from 1950-52. When he returned to the States, he partnered with Sanford Leigh and represented Tippi Hedren and Ellen Burstyn as they began their careers. He opened his own agency in 1970 and opened an office in Los Angeles in the late 1970s.

In 1958 Mr. Adams produced "Ages of Man," an evening of sonnets and scenes with John Gielgud on Broadway and a season of musicals in Sydney, Australia.
Ages of Man (Dec 28, 1958 - Jan 31, 1959)
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