Bettye McCartt, the longtime agent-manager for Tom Selleck and television director Tony Wharmby, has died. McCartt died Friday in Santa Barbara after a long illness, according to the Santa Barbara News-Press. She was 81. McCartt was owner of Agency For Artists and a partner in McCartt, Orck and Barrett Talent Agency, where she repped Selleck and Wharmby. Her other former clients included George Clooney, Billy D. Williams, Brian Austin Green, Louis L’Amour, Henry Miller, Maureen O Hara, and Anthony Quinn. McCartt began her career as a publicist at Twentieth Century Fox, then later became involved with the production of several movies including The Godfather and The Longest Yard.
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