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Bruce Tufeld (July 28, 1952 – January 15, 2019) was an American talent agent and manager. He was the founder of the Tufeld Entertainment Group.

Bruce Tufeld
Born(1952-07-28)July 28, 1952
DiedJanuary 15, 2019(2019-01-15) (aged 66)
Alma materSyracuse University
OccupationTalent agent and manager
Spouse(s)Emily Tufeld
Children1 son, 1 daughter
Parent(s)Dick Tufeld

Early lifeEdit

Tufeld was born on July 28, 1952 in Beverly Hills, California.[1][2][3] His father, Dick Tufeld, was an actor.[4]

Tufeld was educated at the Rexford School in Beverly Hills, California.[1][2] He graduated from Syracuse University's S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Television, Radio & Film.[1][2][4]

CareerEdit

Tufeld began his career by working as an assistant to Sue Mengers at ICM Partners.[1] He became a talent agent in his own right in 1978, and he represented Laura Dern, Kelsey Grammer, Rob Lowe, and Ralph Macchio.[2][4] He worked for the Writers & Artists Agency from 1984 to 1989, and for the Artists Agency from 1989 to 2009, when he founded the Tufeld Entertainment Group.[2][4] He represented Jim Beaver, Leslie Easterbrook, Charles Robinson, and William Allen Young.[2][4]

Tufeld was a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.[2][4]

Personal life and deathEdit

With his wife Emily, Tufeld had a son, Jason, and a daughter, Amanda.[1][4]

Tufeld died of liver cancer on January 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. He was 66.[1][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Sippell, Margeaux (January 16, 2019). "Hollywood Agent and Manager Bruce Tufeld Dies at 66". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Barnes, Mike (January 16, 2019). "Bruce Tufeld, Agent and Personal Manager, Dies at 66". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Who's Here and There". The Tampa Tribune. August 13, 1952. p. 10. Retrieved January 19, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Hipes, Patrick (January 16, 2019). "Bruce Tufeld Dies: Hollywood Agent And Manager Was 66". Deadline. Retrieved January 19, 2019.