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'Supermensch' documents Shep Gordon's rise to success in Hollywood
'Supermensch' documents Shep Gordon's rise to success in Hollywood

When Shep Gordon was a struggling manager in the late 1960s working with one client — the equally impoverished rocker Alice Cooper — they used to hang out in the wee hours of the morning at Canter's Deli, where a "Rebel Without a Cause" actor was usually holding court. "We couldn't afford food," Gordon said, adding that a waitress gave them pickles and sauerkraut. "We probably came back 15 to 20 times to be in the presence of Sal Mineo. We were like star-struck and he was our first big star." Decades later, the gregarious Gordon was holding court midmorning at Canters, enjoying a breakfast of egg whites and lox. His years of sex,...

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