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In Memoriam: Maria C. Pucci

It is with sadness that ATPAM announces the death on April 17, of Gold Card Press Agent Maria C. Pucci in New York City. Sister Pucci was 82-years-old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1974.


Along with her partner Betty Lee Hunt, Maria represented numerous Broadway productions, among them Grease‘night, Mother, the infamous Moose Murders, Agnes of God, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Crimes of the Heart, Tintypes, Lone Star & Pvt. Wars, Working, West Side Story (1980 revival), P.S. Your Cat is Dead!, Over Here!, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, A Funny Thing… (1972 revival), Happy Birthday, Wanda June, and many others. Under the producing banner BetMar, they presented (in addition to representing) the hit play Torch Song Trilogy, which garnered the Tony Award for Best Play in 1983. They also produced Beehive Off-Broadway.

Among the celebrities represented by Hunt Pucci Associates were Bobby Short, Lena Horne and George Shearing.

Following her career as a theatrical Press Agent, for many years Maria represented Ralph Pucci International, an upscale furniture, fine art and mannequin company run by her nephew.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Monday, April 25, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 348 East 55th Street in New York City. In lieu of flowers, Maria’s family has requested that donations be made to the Lillian Booth Actors Fund Home, c/o The Actors Fund, 729 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.  Plans for a memorial service will be announced.

Maria is survived by her nephews Ralph and John and their families.

She will be missed.

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