Cohn Retires From ICM

ICM co-founder Sam Cohn is retiring from the agency after more than 30 years as a principal at the firm’s New York office, according to a statement.

Cohn, who jumpstarted his career in 1963 at General Artists Corporation, became legendary in the agency world during the decades that followed for alleged eccentricities including never returning phone calls and eating paper.

Still, Cohn lived up to his legendary status as possibly the granddaddy of all superagents with a client list that included Woody Allen, Paul Newman, Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep.