Veteran Hollywood Publicist David Horowitz Dies At 86

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Funeral services were pending Monday for veteran Hollywood publicist David Horowitz, known for his work with stars such as Barbara Streisand and boosting the early political career of Bill Clinton.

Horowitz died Sunday at age 86, according to Deadline Hollywood. 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.”

The veteran Hollywood publicist 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 eyeing a run for the White House by booking him – with his saxophone – 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.

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