Monday, May 21, 2007

Chairman of the (Key)board

Page Cavanaugh and singer Pinky Winters (photo: David Ehrenstein)
by Bill Reed
One of show business's legendary talent managers was the late George "Bullets" Durgom, who, through the years, oversaw the careers of Jackie Gleason, Sammy Davis Jr., and Marilyn Monroe, to name but a few. “And,” says 85-year-old, seemingly unstoppable singer-pianist Page Cavanaugh, “I got Bullets at the front end. He took on my trio in ‘45 and did fine by us.”continued here

1 comment:

Steven Strauss said...

Awesome, man. I look forward to reading every goddam word on your blogs. The Cavanaugh number was beautifully handled. Indeed, your subject is a special character, but I've seen weekend section pieces about comparable characters and the tone says the worst things, about both subject and scribe. You have a great touch.