Tuesday, October 15, 2019

PUBLICIST TO THE STARS LOIS SMITH DEAD AT 85

October 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Publicist Lois Smith, whose clients included Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, and Martin Scorsese, died in Hebron, Maine Sunday after sustaining a head injury in an accidental fall. She was 85. In an obituary, TheWrap.com, quoted from an interview that Smith gave to the Boston University campus newspaper, BU Today, in 2010: “I’m so glad I’m not doing publicity now,” she remarked. “Between celebrity magazines and Web sites, there’s so much out there to be filled up, so much information that has to be put out there simply because those publications exist. First of all, whatever you’re pushing, it becomes a story 30 seconds after you put it out there. I don’t care about hearing so much information minute by minute. People are desperate to fill the space they’ve got; they’ll print anything, go with anything, pursue rumors, and even create them. It’s not what I call publicity.”