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June 15, 1990 - Image 99

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-06-15

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LIFESTYLES

MJK Limousine

10 good reasons to use our limousine:

• Lunch with friends in Stylel 1/2 hrs. $59
• Go shopping for the day, no need
for fear, there's plenty of room for the
6 hrs. $235
bags.

PROFILE

• Go to dinner and the theater or
concert, you don't have to fight
traffic
$200

Bob Fenton: Entertainment
Attorney And Author

CARLA JEAN SCHWARTZ

Local Columnist

• Too many golfing partners to fit in
5 hrs. $180
one car

• No designated driver needed when
your're traveling by limousine (Call
for price)

agreed to produce the movie Best of
Friends for the NBC Movie of the Week.

• Bring home Mom and new baby
from the hospital
$50

PHILOSOPHY: "Don't ask for something

that you can't give in return. What goes
around comes around. These are cliches,
but they are prophetic. I believe in
doing good because you want to. These
are my philosophies, and they are
important truisms. Nothing is as
important as family."

• Going to the airport, just think, you
don't have to pay for parking . $50

(within 1 hr. distance)

• Getting Married

3 hrs. $125
All Day $375

• Just don't feel like driving.

• Just because you deserve it.

BACKGROUND: Robert L. Fenton grew up

NAME: Robert Leonard Fenton
AGE: 60
OCCUPATION: Entertainment attorney,

producer and novelist. He is also a
partner in his family's building and
management business.

FAMILY: Divorced. He has two children.
Daughter Cynthia is an urban planner
in Bowie, Md. Son Robert L. Fenton Jr.
is a graduate of the University of
Michigan and a culinary expert working
at the Sign of the Dove restaurant in
New York and accepted to study with
La Varonne in France. His brother,
Edgar M. Fenton, is president of the
family business, Cadroy Management
Co. and Fenton Associates Building. His
sister, Dolly Rotenberg, is a professional
party planner.

EDUCATION: He was graduated from
Syracuse University with a double
major in history and foreign languages.
He received his law degree from the
University of Michigan in 1955.

RESIDENCE: Farmington Hills
SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth El
ORGANIZATIONS: Democratic party, Free

and Accepted Order of Masons,
Perfection Lodge #476 and the Society
for the Preservation of Variety Arts in
Los Angeles.

HOBBIES: Tennis and working out at

Franklin Racquet Club.

LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Writing a
novel." The novel Black Tie Only is by
Julia Fenton, the pseudonym of Robert
Fenton and Julia Grice. The publisher is
Contemporary Books. He recently

on Boston Boulevard in Detroit. His
parents, Ben and Stella, were in the
hotel and real estate business.
Fenton attended Roosevelt, Durfee
and Central High School. He completed
his high school education at a private,
military academy in St. Louis. After
high school, he attended Syracuse
University, where he was on the boxing
team.
From 1950-1952 Fenton was in Air
Force intelligence. He participated in six
or seven atom bomb detonations. He
received an early discharge from the Air
Force in order to enter law school. He
was graduated from the University of
Michigan law school in 1955.
Fenton began his law career with
the firm of Marx, Levi, Thill and
Wiseman. One of his colleagues, Victor
Baum, encouraged him to become active
in the Democratic party. He was the
first finance chairman for John Dingell
and was associated with the Kennedy,
Johnson and Carter administrations.
Fenton was an "advance man" for
President Kennedy, checking out
appointments and communications
when Kennedy was traveling. He spent
three nights in the White House.
In the early 1960s, he opened his
own law firm of Fenton, Nederlander,
Tracy and Dodge. He began
representing athletes all over the
country, including Al Kaline and Roger
Maris.
Today the law practice of Robert L.
Fenton has a smaller client list. He is
active in the family business and busy
producing films and writing novels. He
worked on the Universal lot and
produced several films including The
Land That Time Forgot. He produced
the NBC Movie of the Week Double
Standard which was rerun the first
week in June.
His latest accomplishment is co-author
of the novel Black Tie Only, a Literary
Guild and Doubleday Book Club
.selection. The authors sold the movie
rights to Fries Entertainment. Fenton
and his co-author, Julia Grice, are
already working on their second novel,
Blue Orchids. El

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