|Marvin Paige with actress Anne Jeffreys at a pre-Oscar party earlier|
this year. In the 1980s he cast her to play Amanda Barrington on
Paige, who was in his 80s, died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a car crash last month on Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
Ed Lozzi, Paige’s publicist, said the former casting director succumbed to his injuries at Cedars-Sinai.
Paige also did casting work for television series such as LASSIE, PLANET OF THE APES and LASSIE. His film credits included the movies Terminal Island, The Man Next Door, Sextette and the Woody Allen flicks Take the Money and Run and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask).
When he worked at GENERAL HOSPITAL in the mid to late 1980s, he often cast stars like LASSIE's June Lockhart and TOPPER star Anne Jeffreys.
According to Lozzi, Paige more recently worked as a “celebrity wrangler,” arranging for celebrity appearances at major awards shows and big events.
“Marvin Paige was the go-to guy for wrangling iconic celebrities to be involved with major events — either the Academy Awards, Oscar parties, Turner Classic Movies with Robert Osborne — it’s who you called,” Lozzi said.