LEONARD HIRSHAN

TMA Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

A native of New York City, Leonard Hirshan began in the mailroom of William Morris Agency’s NYC offices in April 1951 and quickly moved up the ranks to agent when be began representing then-unknown Eva Marie Saint. Hirshan pushed to land her a role in On The Waterfront which was her first film and earned her an Academy Award for supporting actress. In 1955, he moved to Hollywood, where he began very long-term relationships with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Hirshan negotiated Elvis Presley’s deal for his very first feature film, Love Me Tender. In 2001, Hirshan left William Morris to form Leonard Hirshan Management where he continued to be the exclusive agent and manager of Clint Eastwood.

In 2012, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Management during the Talent Managers Association's Heller Awards. 

In Memorium: 2014

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