Remembered for producing the movie Flight to Hong Kong and the CBS Paramount series The Texan, he is also notable for his career as a talent agent. Over the course of his career, he represented such major stars as Betty Grable and Judy Garland.
He and his brothers established the Orsatti Talent Agency during the 1930s.
During his time at the University of Southern California, he was the quarterback on the school's football team.
His first three marriages -- to screen actress June Lang, entertainer Marie McDonald, and Playboy model Dolores Donlon -- all ended in divorce. He was married to his fourth wife, Arla Turner Orsatti, until his death.
He was responsible for convincing Olympic figure skating medalist Sonja Henie to pursue what turned out to be a successful Hollywood acting career.