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Bernie Brillstein

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Source: toughpigs.com

Bernard Jules "Bernie" Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent. He began his career in the 1950s at the William Morris Agency before founding his own company in 1969 and later joining forces with Brad Grey to helm Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, one of the most important and influential Hollywood talent and production companies. He is remembered for producing successful TV programs like Hee Haw, The Muppet Show, and The Sopranos, and hit films including The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters and Happy Gilmore.

Fact file

  • Born: Bernard Jules Brillstein April 26, 1931 Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Died: August 7, 2008 (aged 77) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Resting place: Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Spouse(s): Laura Smith (1967-unknown) Deborah Ellen Koskoff (1975–unknown) Carrie Winston Brillstein (1998–2008; his death)

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In the news

Rob Lowe Honors WME’s Richard Weitz at Bernie Brillstein Golf Classic
Variety, 2014-10-21 18:44:17
WME partner and talent agent Richard Weitz had plenty to smile about as he was honored by the Barlow Foundation with an award named after his late colleague and friend Monday night at the Wilshire Country Club. Weitz received the Bernie Brillstein Legacy award at a dinner following the 4th ...

Stars Hit the Links for A Good Cause
Entertainment Tonigh, 2009-08-11 05:00:00
Bob Saget, Jon Lovitz, Rob Lowe and more celebs stepped out for the first annual Bernie Brillstein Golf Classic. The stars picked up their golf clubs to raise funds for the Barlow Respiratory Hospital, where famed producer and talent manager Brillstein was a former patient. Brillstein passed away in August ...

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