PALM SPRINGS, CA (CelebrityAccess) — Personal managers who have guided the careers of Steve Harvey, KISS, Calista Flockhart, Ivan Lendl, William Shatner and Sylvester Stallone will be inducted next week into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.
Entertainment, music, sports and talent managers from the past and present will be inducted and celebrated by the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) at Morongo Casino Resort in Palm Springs at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 12th.
"A personal manager is often the unsung hero behind the scenes of a successful celebrity's career," said Clinton Ford Billups Jr., NCOPM National President.
"NCOPM is pleased this year to celebrate the illustrious careers of 12 living and deceased personal managers who are inspirational role models for our profession," added Mr. Billups.
The 2016 Hall of Fame inductees 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.
(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 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, Sarah 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.”
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.