''Edgar had a strongly intuitive feeling for his artists,'' Mr. Personally, though, ''he always liked to stay behind the scenes,'' he added.Always dapper, with a touch of mystery about him, Mr.He went to Hollywood and landed small, noncredited roles in a handful of films.A persistent problem he encountered was that even as a young man, he came across as a middle-aged cultivated European with a thick accent.Vincent looked ''like Vincent Price's lost brother,'' Manuela Hoelterhoff wrote in her 1998 book ''Cinderella & Company: Backstage at the Opera With Cecilia Bartoli.'' In fact, Mr. Edgar Vincent Julius Raffaelle Simone Pos (by any measure a striking compendium of family names) was born on March 13, 1918, in Hamburg, Germany, to an opera-singer mother and a dentist father. He studied piano seriously as a child with the idea of a concert career.But he felt he lacked the talent and turned to acting, studying in Germany with the director Max Reinhardt.He started with uploading his music videos online on his You Tube channel.
ile de Becque in the original production of ''South Pacific,'' which opened in 1949. ''Those were exhilarating days of searching with Edgar for maximum effectiveness and sparkle,'' Pinza recalled in an essay about the experience, reprinted in a special program book for the current revival of ''South Pacific'' at the Lincoln Center Theater. Vincent's relationship with his clients often went beyond the professional. She turned to him continually for advice and support. The two of them have remained elusive when asked about their relationship.