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List of Famous Talent Managers

Updated June 14, 2019 47k views343 items

List of famous talent managers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top talent managers in the world? This includes the most prominent talent managers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable talent managers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic talent managers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned talent managers.

List people range from Sharon Osbourne to Apollonia Kotero.

From reputable, prominent, and well known talent managers to the lesser known talent managers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the talent manager field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous talent managers ever?" and "What are the names of famous talent managers?" then you're in the right place.

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  • Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy; born 9 October 1952) is an English media personality, businesswoman, television host, talent competition judge, music manager, live promoter, and author. She is the...  more

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  • Apollonia Kotero (born Patricia Kotero; August 2, 1959) is an American singer, actress, former model and talent manager. She is known for co-starring in Prince's 1984 film Purple Rain and for having...  more

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  • Brian Epstein

    Brian Samuel Epstein (; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur who discovered and managed the Beatles. He was often referred to as a "fifth" member of the...  more
  • Scott Samuel "Scooter" Braun (born June 18, 1981) is an American entrepreneur, record executive, talent manager, investor, philanthropist, and record label owner. The founder of entertainment and...  more
  • Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these...  more
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  • Joseph Walter Jackson (July 26, 1928 – June 27, 2018) was an American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family of entertainers that includes his children Michael and Janet. He was inducted...  more
  • Eugenio "Boy" Romerica Abunda Jr. (born October 29, 1958) is a Filipino television host, publicist, talent manager and celebrity endorser....  more
  • Angela Nathalie Gossow (born 5 November 1974) is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Her other previous bands include...  more
  • Terry Knight (born Richard Terrance Knapp; April 9, 1943 – November 1, 2004) was an American rock and roll music producer, promoter, singer, songwriter and radio personality, who enjoyed some success...  more
  • Bernard Jules Brillstein (April 26, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an American film and television producer, executive producer, and talent agent. He began his career in the 1950s at the William Morris...  more
  • Simon Fuller (born 17 May 1960) is a British entrepreneur, artist manager, film and television producer. He is best known for being the creator of the Idol franchise, which was first seen in the UK...  more
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  • Lester Louis Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, music executive, talent manager, songwriter, film director, film producer, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre in West...  more
  • Martin Richard Gilks (2 March 1965 – 3 April 2006) was an English musician. He was a founder member and original drummer for The Wonder Stuff, based in Stourbridge (West Midlands, England). Gilks who...  more
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  • Simon Robert Napier-Bell (born 22 April 1939) is an English record producer, music manager, author and journalist. At different times, he has managed artists as diverse as the Yardbirds, John's...  more
  • Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown Jr.; January 29, 1947 – June 3, 2021) was an American actor and acting coach, and the father of actors Eric Lively, Robin Lively, and Blake Lively....  more
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  • Samuel Clarke "Sandy" Pearlman (August 5, 1943 – July 26, 2016) was an American music producer, artist manager, music journalist and critic, professor, poet, songwriter, and record company executive....  more