AP/Los Angeles Times, Ken Hively, file
May 12, 2004
Phil Gersh, shown in his Los Angeles office in February 2002, was one of the last of the Hollywood agents who dominated the talent business in the 1940's and 50's and represented some of the great stars and filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. He died on Monday, May 10, 2004, at his home in Beverly Hills, his family announced. He was 92. Hollywood celebrities he represented included actors Humphrey Bogart, David Niven, James Mason, William Holden, June Allyson and Richard Burton, directors Don Siegel and Robert Wise and writers Budd Schulberg and Julius J. Epstein.