Pat Kingsley

Publicist, Executive, Press agent
Pat Kingsley has arguably been one of the more high-powered but less visible figures in American entertainment largely because she "decides who gets through to a celebrity and who doesn't". Her career serves as a ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1931 in Gastonia, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Publicity (1)

Until the End of the World 1991 (Movie)

publicist (Publicity)
Other (2)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

USA publicist(PMK Public Relations) (Other)

Biography

Pat Kingsley has arguably been one of the more high-powered but less visible figures in American entertainment largely because she "decides who gets through to a celebrity and who doesn't". Her career serves as a notable example of the potency that personally handled promotion has acquired in the mass media. Kingsley's rise in the wrangling world of publicity began when she worked as a secretary for Rogers & Cowan, a pioneering firm in the field. Learning the business from the inside out, Kingsley became a press agent and eventually formed her own firm, Pickwick Public Relations, in 1971.

Relationships

Janis Kingsley

Daughter

EDUCATION

Winthrop College

Rock Hill , South Carolina
quit after two years

Milestones

2001

After merger of PMK and HBH (Huvane Baum Halls) and Lois Smith's decision to work as a consultant, became chair and CEO of PMK/HBH

1988

Arrested along with Teri Garr and other demonstrators during a disarmament protest at a Nevada military base

1980

Merged Pickwick with Maslansky, Koenigsberg to form PMK

1970

Formed own firm, Pickwick Public Relations, with Lois Smith and Gerri Johnson

1959

Moved to California; worked as secretary for publicist Warren Cowan

1953

Moved to Miami Beach, Florida at age 21; worked in publicist's office for Fontainebleau Hotel

Johnson left firm to have a baby; Smith also exited; Pat Newcomb joined as partner but later departed for another career; by late 1970s Kingsley alone and in charge of company

Maslansky suffered stroke; Koenigsberg became a personal manager; Lois Smith returned and became a partner again; along with with Leslie Dart, Smith headed up New York office, with Kingsley based in Los Angeles

Moved to New York; worked as secretary for publicity departments at NBC-TV and Ziv TV, an early syndicator

Became a press agent at Rogers & Cowan

Moved to Reno, Nevada; worked for Department of Agriculture, vaccinating cattle in their disease eradication program

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