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Veteran publicist Friedkin dies at 81

John Friedkin, a veteran publicist and studio executive who started out as an adman and moved into publicity to represent Tony Bennett, died of respiratory failure on May 11 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81.Friedkin was born in New York on December 9, 1926, and graduated from Horace Mann High School before going on to obtain his BA from Columbia University.Following a stint at the renowned Young & Rubicam advertising agency Friedkin moved ...

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