Marvin Paige, Casting Director, Dies of Car Crash Injures
Marvin Paige died last week at Cedars Sinai hospital from his injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Laurel Canyon last month. He cast Star Trek the Motion Picture, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and was the casting director for General Hospital. He started the careers of Demi Moore, Tia Carere, Persis Khambatta (Star Trek), and so many more…. He was the founder, curator, and owner of the largest Hollywood Document Library The Motion Picture & Television Research Archive. He was at the time of his death the Celebrity Wrangler that ALL PR event firms went to for iconic stars. He did this for The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Vanity Fair, The Night of 100 Stars Oscar Party, the AFI, Golden Globe and Academy Awards, the American Cinematheque organization, and so many more. He was casting a film with a working title called A Rose in Winter when he died.
“Marvin Paige was the go-to guy for wrangling iconic celebrities to be involved with major events, either the Academy Awards, Oscar parties, Turner Classic Movies with Robert Osborne — it’s who you called. At the time of the horrific crash last month, he was working with us on The Eagle and Badge Gala honoring SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard … this is a big loss to the entire Hollywood community,” said Edward Lozzi, spokesperson for Marvin Paige and The Motion Picture Television Research Archive.