Personal Managers Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees Announced
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2016/PRNewswire/ ‐‐ The National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), the nation’s oldest trade association commited to the advancement of personal managers and their clients, will induct a dozen entertainment, music, sports and talent managers into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Morongo Casino Resort in Palms Springs, Calif.
2016 Inductees, who have guided the careers of The Beatles, George Carlin, Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford, Janis Joplin, Jackie Gleason, Steve Harvey, Nancy Kerrigan, KISS, Joan Rivers, William Shatner, Mel Torme and other celebrities, include: George “Bullets” Durgom (1915‐1992) was a past president of the National Conference of Personal Managers and his clients included Merv Griffin, Jackie Gleason and Mort Sahl. Brian Epstein (1934‐1967) was best known for managing The Beatles, but also managed Cilla Black, The Cyrkle, Bill J. Kramer and the Dakotas and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
Albert Grossman (1926‐1986) was a manager of folk and folk‐rock music performers, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Gordon Lightfoot, Odetta and Peter, Paul and Mary.
William “Bill” Loeb (1922‐2011) was the first president of the National Conference of Personal Managers and his clients included Rose Marie, Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme.
Rushion McDonald is a film, radio and television producer, philanthropist and the personal manager and global brand architect for comedian Steve Harvey. Doc McGhee founded the careers of Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Skid Row and now manages KISS, Darius Rucker, Ted Nugent, Hootie and The Blowfish and many other musical artists.
Patricia “Pat” McQueeney (1928‐2005) was actor Harrison Ford’s manager for 35 years, plus guided the careers of actresses Terri Garr, Mackenzie Phillips and Cindy Williams. Edie Robb has managed the careers of hundreds of Broadway, film and television actors, including Calista Flockhart, Anne Heche, Mark Indelicato, Sandra Steele and Chandra Wilson.
Jack Segal (1901‐2000) launched the careers of Buddy Hackett, Jackie Mason and Joan Rivers and is widely considered the inspiration for Woody Allen’s “Broadway Danny Rose.”
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Jerry Solomon is a sports manager whose clients include five‐time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee, two‐time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan and tennis legend Ivan Lendl. Larry A. Thompson is a producer for Broadway, film, television and new media and has managed more than 200 Hollywood stars, including long‐time client William Shatner.
Jeff Wald has produced more than 1,600 hours of television programming and has managed James Brolin, George Carlin, Helen Reddy, Sylvester Stallone and Flip Wilson.
Celebrating illustrious careers in personal management, induction into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon entertainment, music, sports and talent managers. Nominations were solicited from personal managers nationwide and the NCOPM National Board selected the 2016 Inductees.
Inductee biographies and photos, plus tickets for the Personal Managers Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony are available at www.PersonalManagersHallOfFame.org. Online video is available at www.youtu.be/NqANRxPsCZY.
The Personal Managers Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony is a special event held during Personal Managers Interchange, a two‐day trade conference for entertainment, music, sports and talent managers. More information is available at www.ncopm.com/interchange.
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