Once-legendary super agent Sue Mengers, whose career peaked from the mid ’60s to early ’80s, died yesterday. She was a bit of a terror in terms of her personality (or so I was always told) but a very tough and shrewd player. Dyan Cannon‘s character in The Last of Sheila was more or less based on Mengers. She was respected and valued and “liked”, but not especially loved…or so I gathered. Here’s an farewell piece written by Vanity Fair‘s Graydon Carter.

Portrait of Sue Mengers painted by Jack Nicholson, as found on this Vanity Fair q & a page.

Here’s what feels like a knowledgable, nicely balanced obit by N.Y. Times‘ reporter Michael Cieply.