Hollywood manager Sandy Gallin, who guided the careers of Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Cher, Neil Diamond, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, and produced more than 20 movies before turning to interior design, has died after a battle with blood cancer.
Gallin’s close friend Bruce Bozzi, the husband of Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd, announced Gallin’s death on Instagram.
View this post on Instagram
We lost a shining light this morning. Rest In Peace my sweet man! Amongst the gazillion memories one that always made you & I howl with laughter was when you would help me read sides at my pad on Hilldale in 1992 for auditions,give me notes & then tell me I was the worst actor ever! Sandy you loved like no other always leaving us with a belly full of joy, many adventures and fierce, loyal friendship! …and always the best food and drinks! The parties! 4/21/17 a sad day. Fly with the Angels! It just sucks! Gone but part of me forever! ❤️❤️
Last week, TMZ reported that Gallin was fighting for his life after suffering a relapse:
Over the last few days, close friends including Calvin Klein, Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen and many others visited Sandy in the hospital.
Sandy became one of the top Hollywood managers and, with best friend David Geffen, helped run a political machine for the Democratic Party, raising millions for various candidates and causes. Gallin, who is gay, was a big force in gay rights legislation.
The 76-year-old segued into real estate decades ago, and made untold millions buying, rehabbing and selling some of the best properties in L.A.
Top image: a Facebook profile photo Gallin published last week.