Dale Olson, a veteran Hollywood publicist who started as a journalist in the mid ’50s and who knew everyone and swaggered around for 40-odd years as a top-dog, friend-of-the-stars p.r. guy with the Mirisch Company and then Rogers & Cowan and as the head of his own firm, Dale C. Olson & Assoc., has died. I don’t know how old Olson was, but I think he was born around 1930. I’m searching around as we speak.

Olson’s clients included Steve McQueen, Rock Hudson. Laurence Olivier, Gene Kelly and Clint Eastwood and I forget who else, but he was totally plugged in and worked with everyone. A good, decent fellow who lived a rich life. Condolences to family, friends and former colleagues.