Irving Fein, who managed Burns, Benny, dies at 101

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FILE - This Oct. 6, 1996 file photo shows Irving Fein, long time manager of the late George Burns, standing near memorabilia up for auction at Sotheby's, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Fein, a producer and manager who steered the careers of George Burns and Jack Benny and nicknamed actress Lana Turner "the Sweater Girl," died Aug. 10, 2012 of an age-related illness.  He was 101. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, file)
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FILE - This Oct. 6, 1996 file photo shows Irving Fein, long time manager of the late George Burns, standing …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of producer-manager Irving Fein, who steered the careers of George Burns and Jack Benny, says her father has died.

Irving Fein died last week at his West Hollywood, Calif., home at age 101, according to his daughter, Tisha Fein.

Fein, a studio film publicist early in his career, moved into TV production with "The Jack Benny Program," which aired from 1952 to 1965.

Fein gave George Burns' lagging career a boost when he helped the comedian get cast in the 1975 film "The Sunshine Boys," which won Burns an Oscar.

Irving Fein's Aug. 10 death was due to an age-related illness, his daughter said. Services for him were held last weekend at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles.

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