Obituary: artist manager Mary Lynn Fixler, 85

Posted on: January 9, 2017

Longtime artist manager Mary Lynn Fixler died on December 17 in Connecticut. She was 85. Her death was reported by Stuart Wolferman, a longtime colleague at Herbert Barrett Management. Fixler worked in classical music management for her entire career, first for Columbia Artists Management, Inc. with Arthur Judson and Ruth O’Neill, and then with William Judd. When Judd left CAMI and formed his own management in 1969, she became his main sales representative. She joined Herbert Barrett Management in 1987 and retired June 2016. Born in New Brunswick, N.J. in October 1931, she graduated from Immaculata College in Washington, D.C. before serving in the U.S. Air Force. Among the artists she worked with were Rudolf Serkin, Earl Wild, André Watts, the Guarneri String Quartet, John Aler, Yevgeny Sudbin, Vadim Gluzman, Alessio Bax, and Marietta Simpson. She is survived by her two siblings, Nancy Fixler Houseworth and Herbert B. Fixler, six nieces and nephews, and nine grandnieces and grandnephews. A memorial gathering for family and close friends will be held this summer in Beach Haven, N.J.

Posted January 9, 2017