Martin Gage, a veteran Hollywood and New York talent agent whose list of clients over the decades included Woody Harrelson, Kirstie Alley, Geraldine Page, Kim Basinger and Tim Robbins, died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 89 years old.
His death was announced by BRS/Gage Talent Agency.
Born in New York on May 4, 1934, Gage began his show business career as an actor in the 1950s, appearing on and off Broadway, as well as in summer acts and the Las Vegas production of the musical comedy. My aunt’s pen.
Gage shifted his focus to acting in the 1960s, first as a manager and then as an agent. He joined the Fifi Oscard Agency and, after four years, became a partner in the newly named Oscard-Gage Agency. In 1973, he opened The Gage Group in New York and two years later moved to Los Angeles to expand the agency.
In 2014, his agency merged with BRS on both coasts to form BRS/Gage, with Martin Gage continuing to consult and advise until his death. He was a longtime board member of the Association of Talent Agents).
Other Gage clients over the years have included longtime friend June Squibb, Paul Sorvino, Bernadette Peters, Jack Black, Liz Callaway, Mary Testa, Leslie Uggams, Danny Burstein, Debra Monk, Becky Ann Baker, Roz Ryan, K Callan , Joel Brooks, Vernee Watson , Wendy Schall and many others.
He is predeceased by his partner of 37 years, John Peck, and is survived by his brother, Alan Gutcheon, as well as other relatives.