Funeral services were pending Monday for long-time Hollywood publicist David Horowitz, known for his work with stars such as Barbra Streisand, leading Oscar campaigns for films including “Dances with Wolves” and boosting the political career of Bill Clinton.
Horowitz died Sunday at age 86, Deadline reported. His wife, Lynn, told The Hollywood Reporter that Horowitz died at his Los Angeles home.
Horowitz worked with Streisand on films including “Funny Girl,” “The Owl and the Pussycat” and “What’s Up, Doc?”
His roster of film-publicity campaigns also includes “The Graduate,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “All the President’s Men.” He spearheaded the Oscar campaigns for films such as “Dances with Wolves,” “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”
While he worked with stars ranging from Woody Allen to The Bee Gees to Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino, Horowitz also played a key role in the early political fortunes of then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, helping to promote his public image as he began eying a run for the White House by booking him — with his saxaphone — on various late-night talk shows.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, services will be held at 10 a.m. next Monday at Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Donations in his name can be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or Mazon.
—City News Service