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NCOPM Announces Inductees For 2016 Hall Of Fame


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The National Conference of Personal Managers has announced the inductees for the 2016 class of the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.

Induction into NCOPM's Hall of Fame is intended to celebrate the careers and contributions of talent managers. Nominations were solicited from personal managers nationwide and the NCOPM National Board selected 2016 Inductees.

The Personal Managers Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held during the Personal Managers Interchange, a two-day trade conference for entertainment, music, sports and talent managers which will take place this year on May 11-12 at the Morongo Casino Resort in Greater Palms Springs, CA.

The list of inductees for 2016 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.”

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 film, television, Broadway, and new media producer and has managed the careers of 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.

For more information, or to register for the conference, please visit: http://ncopm.com/interchange