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Sam Bushman, 91, Longtime Press Agent

November 17, 2005
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Sam Bushman, 91, whose career as a press agent spanned close to 70 years, died Sept. 25. He was a resident of Rittenhouse Square.

A 1931 graduate of Northeast High School, where he also edited the school newspaper, the Megaphone, Bushman started working in publicity about a year later. He handled mostly nightclubs and supper clubs.

Among his many clients were D.J. Jerry Blavat, who hired Bushman in 1962, and publisher/philanthropist Kal Rudman.

Drafted during World War II, he ran a traffic center for an Army and Air Force installation in Oklahoma City.

Bushman is survived by his wife, the former Brenda Freedman, and a daughter, Esther.

 

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