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Andrea Jaffe

Date of passing: 
August 24, 2016

Andrea Jaffe was a publicist and executive best known for promoting the careers of Tom Cruise and Oliver Stone.

Jaffe came from a prominent Hollywood family. Her father, Leo Jaffe, served as chairman of the board of Columbia Pictures from 1973 until 1981, and her brother, Stanley Jaffe, was president and COO of Paramount from 1991 to 1994.

Andrea Jaffe came to prominence in 1983 when she handled the publicity for the film Risky Business, starring Cruise.

Her client list also included Richard Gere, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Farrah Fawcett, Bette Midler and Sissy Spacek and directors Michael Apted and Stone. Additionally, she worked on the films Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, The Accused and Born on the Fourth of July.

Andrea Jaffe was a publicist and executive best known for promoting the careers of Tom Cruise and Oliver Stone.

Jaffe came from a prominent Hollywood family. Her father, Leo Jaffe, served as chairman of the board of Columbia Pictures from 1973 until 1981, and her brother, Stanley Jaffe, was president and COO of Paramount from 1991 to 1994.

Andrea Jaffe came to prominence in 1983 when she handled the publicity for the film Risky Business, starring Cruise.

Her client list also included Richard Gere, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Farrah Fawcett, Bette Midler and Sissy Spacek and directors Michael Apted and Stone. Additionally, she worked on the films Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, The Accused and Born on the Fourth of July.

In 1986, she founded Andrea Jaffe & Associates, which she led until 1991, when she closed it and took a studio job as president of marketing at 20th Century Fox.

Jaffe died August 24, 2016, in Wilmington, North Carolina. She was 66.

 

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