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Hollywood talent agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/22/2017 By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.

Gallin died Friday after a long battle with multiple myeloma, according to close friend Bruce Bozzi.

Other Gallin clients included Neil Diamond, Joan Rivers, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Renee Zellweger, Lily Tomlin, Martin Lawrence, Paul Lynde and Howie Mandell.

He helped produce such films as 1991's "Father of the Bride" and the TV shows "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel." He earned a Primetime Emmy Award in 1980 for producing "The Miracle Worker" starring Melissa Gilbert.

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