Talent Agent Beverly Anderson Traube Is Dead at 77

Obituaries   Talent Agent Beverly Anderson Traube Is Dead at 77 Beverly Anderson Traube, an independent Broadway talent agent who recently celebrated 50 years in the business, died suddenly on June 16 at her home, her son Frederic reported. She was 77.

Mrs. Traube began her career as a showgirl, dancing at the Latin Quarter and touring night clubs across the U.S. She made the transition to agent in 1957 when she joined Dale Garrick's agency. She started her own company four years later.

He first client was actress Anita Gillette. Others over the years, according to her son, included Alan Alda, Bernadette Peters, Elliot Gould, Morgan Fairchild, Donna Mills, Gil Gerard, Pia Zadora, Kelly Bishop and Michael Maguire.

She married into a theatrical family when Broadway publicist Leonard Traube became her husband. Leonard's brother was Broadway producer Shepard Traube and his wife, Mildred, was head of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers union for many years. Shepard and Mildred's daughter Victoria is senior vice-president and general counsel of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

In addition to her son, Frederic Traube, she is survived by another son, Michael Traube. Her husband predeceased her in December 2003.

A viewing and memorial service will be held at the Frank M. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Avenue in New York on June 27. Viewing from 2 PM until 5 PM and service at 6 PM. A second memorial service will be held in Los Angeles on July 23. Flowers will be accepted as well as donations to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation and the New York Fresh Air Fund.