June 7, 1937|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|Died||April 30, 2006
Los Angeles, California
|Occupation||Television and film producer, publicist|
|Spouse(s)||Cabrina Finn (April 17, 1993–95)|
Jay Bernstein (June 7, 1937 – April 30, 2006) was an American producer and manager to actors like Sammy Davis Jr. and Michael Landon, and to actresses Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers.
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Bernstein moved to California after graduating from Pomona College. He worked in the mail room of the William Morris Agency before working for Rogers & Cowan, the industry's largest PR company, founded by Henry Rogers and Warren Cowan. Bernstein founded his own agency in 1962 and later produced the television series Bring 'Em Back Alive, Mike Hammer, and Houston Knights. He also produced several television movies and the film Nothing Personal (1980) starring Suzanne Somers.
On April 30, 2006, Bernstein died after suffering a stroke at age 68.
Bernstein married late in life and was survived by a wife and one child.
- "Jay Bernstein, Starmaker", of E! True Hollywood Story 2000 TV Episode
- McLellan, Dennis (May 6, 2006). "Jay Bernstein, 68; manager launched Hollywood stars to fame". boston.com. Retrieved May 10, 2009.
- Sapperstein, Pat (May 1, 2006). "Veteran PR man dies". variety.com. Retrieved May 10, 2009.
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