Emmy Award winning agent, talent manager and producer Sandy Gallin died April 21 in Los Angeles as a result of multiple myeloma at the age of 76.
Among his numerous professions, Gallin is responsible for helping music stars Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, and Cher; as well as, actress Nicole Kidman with their own careers. He also worked with Neil Diamond, Joan Rivers, Mariah Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Renee Zellweger, Lily Tomlin, Martin Lawrence, Paul Lynde, Howie Mandell, Michael Jackson, and Milli Vinilli.
On Broadway, he produced the musical “Man of La Mancha”, the play Hedda Gabler, and “Monday After the Miracle”.
With dozens of producing credits to his name, Gallin made his debut in 1975 with “The Mac Davis Special”. He also produced specials for Paul Lynde, Olivia Newton-John, Cher, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, The Pointer Sisters, Patti LaBelle, Neil Diamond, and Michael Jackson. Gallin noted in a 1983 interview that he was responsible for booking the talent on “The Ed Sullivan Show” for seven years.
His debut as an executive producer came in 1979 with “The Miracle Worker” starring Melissa Gilbert. The effort won him an Emmy Award.
As a series producer, Gallin produced 15 episodes of “Dolly”, 144 episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Someone Like Me”, 19 episodes of “All American Girl”, “The Wonderful World of Disney”, and 110 episodes of “Angel”
Other producing credits include “Father of the Bride” parts one and two, “A Stranger Among Us” with Melanie Griffith, and “Music of the Heart”.
In recent years, he also turned his hand to real estate.
He was born Albert Samuel Gallin on May 27, 1940 in New York City. After graduating from Boston College he began working in the mail room at the G.A.C. Agency and worked his way up to an agent and eventually up to a producer and executive producer.
Predeceased by his brother Henry, no list of survivors was given.
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