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Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

Blues Bros. perform at Brillstein memorial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd performed as the Blues Brothers at a Los Angeles memorial for famed Hollywood producer and talent manager Bernie Brillstein.
Producer Bernie Brillstein dead at 77

Producer Bernie Brillstein dead at 77

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Famed Hollywood talent manager, television and film producer Bernie Brillstein has died following a long illness. He was 77.

Wayne Brady working on NBC comedy

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Entertainer Wayne Brady will star in a comedy for NBC set in the world of personal injury law, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

TV's canceled shows and pilots live again

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- TV networks have a tradition of throwing out unsold pilots and canceled shows just like trash, but executives at the Trio cable channel have dusted off some of
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Cathy's World: Worm's-Eye Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- "I want to be the Studs Terkel of the 21st century, all due respect to Studs," veteran interviewer David Rensin told me the other day. He may just get his wish.
CATHERINE SEIPP

Feature: Inner secrets of 'The Mailroom'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A new book offers a look deep inside the mailroom -- the training ground that's virtually mandatory for anyone who wants to be a Hollywood agent.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Bernard J. "Bernie" Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television producer and executive producer.

Brillstein was born in Manhattan to Moe and Tillie Brillstein, who all shared the Manhattan home of his uncle, the vaudeville and radio performer Jack Pearl.

Brillstein attended Stuyvesant High School, graduated from New York University, and later served in the military. Brillstein earned his way into show business in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency (WMA) in New York. He worked his way up to talent agent and by the 1960s he was a manager-producer of television programming for the company. Still associated with WMA, in 1964 he joined Management III to continue talent management.

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