Bernard Martin “Bernie” Weintraub, agent and co-founder of the Paradigm agency, died Jan. 16 at 76.
A veteran of the Korean War, Weintraub was one of the founding partners of the boutique agency Robinson, Weintraub, Gross and Associates, which later combined with other agencies to create the Paradigm literary and talent agency. His clients worked on numerous iconic television shows, including “I Love Lucy,” “The Jackie Gleason Show,” “All in the Family,” “M.A.S.H.,” “The Cosby Show,” “Different Strokes” and “Roseanne.”
Weintraub had many charitable interests, giving to promote Jewish causes, the State of Israel, civil rights, the environment and the humane treatment of animals. He helped found Laniado Hospital in Israel and was on the Board of Governors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; son, Daniel (Vinnet); daughter, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Shayna, Samuel and Aaron; sister-in-law, Rhoda Weintraub; nephew, Irving (Gail) Weintraub; and niece, Lynn Gerichter. Mount Sinai