Ruth Webb Dies

Talent agent Ruth Webb, who in the ’70s helped revive the careers of then fading stars like Ginger Rogers and Mickey Rooney, died December 4th in a Los Angeles hospital after a lengthy pulmonary illness.

Webb, 88, was a former Broadway actress and cabaret singer who was perhaps best known for the clients in her agency’s “scandal division,” a who’s who of newsmakers and publicly disgraced celebs including Tonya Harding, John Wayne Bobbitt, Kato Kaelin and Tammy Faye [Baker] Messner.