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|Birth name||Daniel Stephen Sugerman|
|Born||October 11, 1954|
|Origin||Los Angeles, United States|
|Died||January 5, 2005
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Associated acts||The Doors, Iggy Pop|
Daniel Stephen "Danny" Sugerman (October 11, 1954 – January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles-based rock band The Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, including No One Here Gets Out Alive (co-authored with Jerry Hopkins), and the autobiography Wonderland Avenue. Sugerman began working with The Doors when he was 12 years old, starting out answering their fan mail. By the age of 17, Sugerman replaced the original Doors manager, Bill Siddons, shortly after Morrison's death in 1971.
Sugerman attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles, where he regularly authored articles about The Doors in the student newspaper. He graduated in 1972. He later went on to manage Ray Manzarek's solo-career and first album. He was also Iggy Pop's manager for a period, and produced his song "Repo Man", before they both ended up in California State mental hospitals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He also wrote Appetite For Destruction: The Days of Guns N' Roses in 1991.
Sugerman married Fawn Hall of the Iran–Contra affair fame in 1991 and they remained married until his death. They briefly met MP3.com co-founder Rod Underhill while Hall was employed there. Underhill later stated that "Sugerman was very interesting. He had appeared to go out of his way to appear visually like Jim Morrison. Same type of haircut, similar clothing. The similarity was uncanny." Sugerman discussed his idolization of Morrison in detail, in part of his book Wonderland Avenue. Sugerman was a recovering heroin addict who found solace in Buddhism.
- No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980, with Jerry Hopkins)
- The Doors, the Illustrated History (1983)
- Wonderland Avenue: Tales of Glamour and Excess (1989)
- Appetite For Destruction: The Days Of Guns N' Roses (1991)
- Sugerman, D. (1995). Wonderland Avenue: Tales of Glamour Excess. NY: Brown and Company
- Doors Manager Danny Sugerman Dies at 50: Doors manager, writer succumbs to cancer By Steve Baltin, January 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET. Accessed via the internet June 26, 3013
- Danny Sugerman at the Internet Movie Database
- Sugerman Interview on addiction, Hollywood, and drug policy from December, 2000, accessed August 20, 2013
- Obituary in Rolling Stone magazine accessed October 9, 2006
- Obituary in San Diego Union-Tribune accessed October 9, 2006
- Danny Sugerman at Find a Grave