LOS ANGELES (AP) _ His production company says veteran Hollywood manager, producer and power broker Bernie Brillstein has died.
Brillstein Entertainment Partners CEO Jon Liebman says in a statement Friday that Brillstein died of heart disease at a Los Angeles hospital at about 9 p.m. Thursday night. He was 77.
As a manager and talent agent Brillstein helped guide the careers of John Belushi and Jim Henson, and as producer he helped bring "Saturday Night Live" and "The Sopranos" to the screen.
With partner Brad Grey he founded the influential management and production company Brillstein-Grey Entertainment in 1991.