Trixie Flynn, who served as a useful non-public assistant to such Hollywood A-listers as James Gandolfini, Steve McQueen, James L. Brooks, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro, has died. She was once 74.
Flynn died July 22 of surprising respiration failure at her house in Marietta, Georgia, her son, theater scenic dressmaker Seamus M. Bourne, informed The Hollywood Reporter.
Flynn spent 12 years running for Gandolfini and was once an assistant manufacturer along him as government manufacturer at the HBO documentary Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq. She retired in a while after the Sopranos famous person’s loss of life in June 2013 and was once named a beneficiary in his will.
Paulette Flynn was once born on Oct. 23, 1947, in Pittston, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Kearny (New Jersey) High School, then moved to Los Angeles, the place she landed a task with a personal investigator.
She met — and would later marry — actor Don Calfa (The Return of the Living Dead, Weekend at Bernie’s), who presented her to McQueen. She labored for the actor on Tom Horn (1980) and till his loss of life in November 1980, then was once hired via Nicholson when he was once starring in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981).
Through her 2d husband, Timothy M. Bourne, a chef grew to become places scout — and later a manufacturer on movies together with The Blind Side — she were given a gig as De Niro’s non-public assistant thru 1989. He referred to as her “indispensable,” her son famous.
Back in L.A., Flynn labored for writer-producer Brooks at Gracie Films after which for famed manufacturing dressmaker and manufacturer Polly Platt at Carsey-Werner, then assisted actors Lauren Bacall and Aidan Quinn after a go back to New Jersey.
In addition to her son, survivors come with her daughter-in-law, Anna, sister Mary Ellen and grandchildren Madeleine and Holden.
“She can be overlooked via numerous buddies, all of whom would acknowledge the ‘Trixie’ taste — polka dots, vibrant plaids, a large number of purple — as a signature no longer simplest of her unique style however of a singular and passionate spirit,” her son mentioned.