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Jack Rollins dies at 100; legendary manager had long comedy client list

Jack Rollins dies at 100; legendary manager had long comedy client list

Legendary talent manager Jack Rollins’ client list played a key role in defining comedy in the last half of the 20th century and beyond. Woody Allen, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Billy Crystal, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Paula Poundstone, Martin Short, Robert Klein — all were on his roster at one point or another. Along the way, Rollins helped create the role of the modern show business manager. “When I went into this business in 1946,” he said in a 1988 Chicago Tribune interview, “there weren’t managers. There was Milton Berle’s mother.” Rollins, 100, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in New York City, said...

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