Mengers was surrounded by friends, including actress Ali MacGraw and Joanna Poitier, wife of Sidney Poitier, when she passed away at her home in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday (15Oct11).
During her career, Mengers also advised stars such as Sir Michael Caine, Faye Dunaway and Cybill Shepherd, and several of her former clients have paid tribute to her.
MacGraw says, “I loved Sue Mengers unequivocally and her passing marks the end of a most glorious era. There will never be another Sue Mengers.”
In a post on her Twitter.com page, Kathy Griffin writes, “RIP Sue Mengers, Hollywood original & true female role model. Thx (thanks) 4 (sic) the great dinners. Each 1 (sic) was a ‘once in a lifetime’.”
Actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard adds, “Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of super agent Sue Mengers my agent for two years one of the greats in the Hollywood glory days.”