Jodie Foster’s mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie’s career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died.

Brandy Foster’s four children said in a statement Thursday that she died at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday. She was 90.

A native of Illinois, Brandy Foster came to California as a big-band singer and worked for a Hollywood publicist before managing the career of her third child Buddy, best known for the series, “Mayberry RFD.”

Her youngest child, Jodie, would begin acting at age 3 and was an Oscar nominee by age 14 for her role in “Taxi Driver.”

Brandy would remain her daughter’s manager into adulthood, when she won Oscars in 1989 for “The Accused” and in 1992 for “The Silence of the Lambs.”

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