Howard West was born in 1931, New York City and died on December 6, 2015, Los Angeles, California.
He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in business administration.
After the Army, Howard joined the William Morris Agency and subsequently became a theatrical agent.
West had eventually moved to the Los Angeles office of the agency where he represented writers, performers and directors as well as actors.
He took great interest in television packaging, he had that unique talent of bringing together the creative talent and then selling the project to networks.
The television shows Howard packaged included “The Glen Campbell Show Goodtime Hour,” “The Bobby Darin Show,” summer replacement shows with Jerry Reed and John Byner as well as numerous one-hour variety specials.
Among the other talents he has represented are Neil Diamond, Anne Murray, Ruth Buzzi, Paul Lynde, Glen Campbell and Jerry Reed. West later left the Morris Agency to become a personal manager and producer.
Howard West was Marty Feldman’s personal manager for 10 years and has executive produced “The Last Remake of Beau Geste,” which he developed with the comedian.
Howard has also produced “In God We Trust,” which he and Marty Feldman once again co-developed.
He was partnered with George Shapiro, a former associate William Morris and friend for 30 years, in the management firm of Shapiro-West and Associates.
Howard West passed away at 84 years old.