Stephen Frankfurt, Former Y&R Head, Dies at 80

Also known for film titles, ads

Inspiration meets innovation at Brandweek, the ultimate marketing experience. Join industry luminaries, rising talent and strategic experts in Phoenix, Arizona this September 23–26 to assess challenges, develop solutions and create new pathways for growth. Register early to save.

Stephen Frankfurt, the former president of Young & Rubicam Advertising and partner in Frankfurt Gips Balkind, died in New York City on Sept. 28 after a long illness. Frankfurt, 80, moved from his Madison Avenue career to work for Hollywood, creating titles and advertising for films like To Kill A Mockingbird, Rosemary’s Baby, Network, All That Jazz, Kramer vs. Kramer, Superman and Sophie’s Choice.

Frankfurt joined Y&R in 1957 as an assistant art director in what was then the agency’s new TV department and rose through the ranks to become the creative head of both print and TV.



Subscribe today!

To Read the Full Story Become an Adweek+ Subscriber

View Subscription Options

Already a member? Sign in