The story of an actor who battled depression and agents. Here’s what happened.
If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be an agent for top celebrities, Marty Klein is your guy. Although he’s New York based, Marty is often on the road. And you too could be an agent, if you like long hours, long weeks, and lots of work. As everyone in show biz knows, all the glamour in on stage. All the work, for actors, entertainers, agents, musicians, publicists, crew and managers is behind the scenes.
Comedian, actor, writer, director, pilot and monkey-handler are just some of the things Wil Shriner is good at. He says he just keeps moving from job to job; I say he’s multi-talented. He grew up in show biz, so he’s pretty well acquainted with all of its sides. If you want to be an entertainer, Wil has some advice for you. And, no, the Shriner Auditorium is not named for him.
Paul Howard is in the Radio Hall of Fame. He was a child of the Depression, a WWII vet at the age of 19, and owner of a radio station in his 20’s. For some he was the only morning show host they ever knew. Paul has seen a few changes in radio over the years but is still out selling radio ads though well into his 80’s.
If you want to listen to Ray Charles, you buy an album. If you want to put the likeness of Ray Charles on a t-shirt or sing his song in a movie, you call Tony Gumina. He knew Ray, traveled with him, and now represents his legacy. You’ll love his story of how he went from golf caddy to casino owner at the age of 12.
Tony died on April 27, 2014. He was 56, way too young to leave us.