Manager Sandy Gallin Dies
Sandy Gallin, 76, agent, talent manager and producer, died after a long battle with multiple myeloma in Los Angeles April 21.
AP Photo – Sandy Gallin
Gallin’s career began at the GAC talent agency repping Joni Mitchell, Phyllis Diller, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, and Laura Nyro, according to Deadline.
It was there that he signed unknown talents Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Tiny Tim and Cass Elliot – that latter of whom he teamed with three other singers to form The Mamas & The Papas.
His resume was extensive.
As a manager he guided acts like Michael Jackson to the 1990 Super Bowl and the famed Oprah Winfrey interview.
As a TV producer, he brought Cher and Patti LaBelle to the small screen.
As a partner in Mirage Entertainment & Sports with Steve Wynn, he brought Broadway shows to Las Vegas. As a designer of luxury homes he had clients in Frank Sinatra, Shelli and Irving Azoff, and Marvin Hamlisch.