The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed on Friday, August 14, at exactly 7:45 PM for one minute in memory of Samuel “Biff” Liff, who died Monday night at home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96.
“Biff Liff had a long and multifaceted theater career influencing legendary productions and a galaxy of talented artists,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League. “He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his colleagues, family and friends.”
A manager and producer long connected with Herman Levin and David Merrick, Liff changed careers in the 1970s, becoming a top talent agent for the William Morris Agency. His clients included Chita Rivera, Angela Lansbury and Ellen Burstyn. As an agent, he also represented the estate of Eugene O’Neill. Liff served as a member of the Tony Awards nominating committee and received a 2006 Tony Honor for Excellence in Theater.