BARRY MOSS TRIBUTE by Denise Pence & Rick McKay

A video tribute to honor the legendary casting director Barry Moss of Hughes/Moss Casting and Moss Kale Anastasi Casting, Inc. Created by Denise Pence and "Broadway: The Golden Age" Film Trilogy filmmaker Rick McKay to be shown at the September 29th, 2014 NYC Memorial Tribute to Barry Moss - and the Los Angeles Memorial to follow shortly after. The 12-minute video tribute includes an interview with 50-year friend John Rubinstein, who is on the road in the new PIPPIN and could not attend, and some rare footage of Lucie Arnaz performing "They're Playing Our Song," both shot by McKay. Barry Moss (April 25, 1940 – June 17, 2014) was an American casting director of theatre, film and television and former child actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from Fairfax High School and studied theatre at UCLA. He was the casting director of over eighty Broadway plays and musicals. These included the original, Tony Award-winning productions of the plays Children of a Lesser God and Torch Song Trilogy and such Tony-winning musicals as Sophisticated Ladies, Nine, Woman of the Year, My One and Only, Black and Blue, Jelly's Last Jam, Grand Hotel, The Who's Tommy and Titanic. Moss was also a casting director on The Cosby Show for most of its run, from 1985 through 1992. It was Moss who got Adam Sandler cast on the show in the recurring role of Smitty, giving the fledgling actor and comedian his first screen role. The films on which Moss served as casting director include the original Friday the 13th, Endless Love, the Coen brothers' Blood Simple, A Chorus Line, Dominick and Eugene, My Boyfriend's Back and Beavis and Butt-head Do America. He also provided casting services for such films as A Soldier's Story and the Adam Sandler movies Big Daddy and Little Nicky. Moss died of congestive heart failure at Mount Sinai/Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan on June 17, 2014. He was 74.

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Monelle Richmond: He must have been a fascinating man, but the song is awful and drives me crazy :(  So distracting.

Sandy R.: Lovely. He was a dear sweet man and cast me in my first Broadway show.  I am forever grateful.

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BARRY MOSS TRIBUTE by Denise Pence & Rick McKay

BARRY MOSS TRIBUTE by Denise Pence & Rick McKay

A video tribute to honor the legendary casting director Barry Moss of Hughes/Moss Casting and Moss Kale Anastasi Casting, Inc. Created by Denise Pence and ...