Personal Managers Hall Of Fame
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Jack Rollins is an American film producer and was a longtime personal manager for numerous successful comedians and television personalities.
He is best known for his successful partnership with Charles H. Joff with whom he co-founded the movie and television production company Rollins-Joffe Productions.
The Woody Allen film Annie Hall was "A Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe Production" and received the 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Jack Rollins and Charles Joffe were Woody Allen's managers and had the credit "A Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe Production" on all Allen's films from 1969 to 1993.
Rollins' management clients also included Billy Crystal, Robert Klein, David Letterman, Tom Poston, Paula Poundstone, Martin Short and Robin Williams.
Rollins and Joffe would later form the the talent management company Rollins, Joffe, Morra & Brezner, known in the business as Jack, Charlie, Buddy & Larry.
"When I went into this business in 1946, there weren`t managers. There was Milton Berle`s mother," Mr. Rollins told The Chicago Tribune in 1988.
"Jack is one of the few people who possesses genuine wisdom," said Woody Allen. "He`s to the profession of theatrical management what poetry is to prose."
Jack Rollins celebrated his 100th birthday in April, 2015, with induction into the Personal Managers Hall Of Fame. Mr. Rollins passed away in New York on June 18, 2015.
Sources: The Chicago Tribune; The New York Times.