Variety: Alan Eisenberg, Actors’ Equity Association Leader, Dies at 88

Alan Eisenberg, leader of American labor union Actors’ Equity Assocation for 25 years, died Saturday in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He was 88.

Eisenberg was the longest-serving executive director for Equity, with a tenure from 1981 to 2006. During his time at Equity, the association saw a substantial increase in membership numbers from 28,678 to 46,000, a significant annual expansion of workweeks and a more than twenty-million increase in Equity investments.  

He was known for his advocacy for social issues, one of the most notable being his public criticism of “yellowface” — white actors playing Asian roles — with 1990’s “Miss Saigon” Broadway production.