He managed Drew Barrymore, Joan Rivers, David Hasselhoff, and Sonny & Cher, among many others
Hollywood talent manager Larry A. Thompson will be inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.
The film and Broadway producer, attorney, book packager, author and motivational speaker will join other previously inaugurated members, including Bernie Brillstein, Shep Gordon, Charles H. Joffe, Ken Kragen and Jack Rollins, among others. Clinton Ford Billups Jr. is the president of the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), which recognizes outstanding careers in personal management and awards the highest recognition bestowed upon a personal manager.
Other members of the 2016 class are Rushion McDonald, Doc McGhee, Edie Robb, Jerry Solomon and Jeff Wald. New posthumous inductees include George “Bullets” Durgom, Brian Epstein, Albert Grossman, William “Bill” Loeb, Patricia “Pat” McQueeney and Jack Segal.
Thompson (pictured above) is founder and president of the Larry A. Thompson Organization, a next-generation, Los Angeles-based talent management, motion picture, television, Broadway and new media production studio.
He and his team of managers have guided the careers of over 200 stars including William Shatner, Drew Barrymore, Cicely Tyson, Joan Rivers, Iman, Mariska Hargitay, Jason Bateman, Scott Hamilton, David Hasselhoff, Cindy Crawford, Shannen Doherty, Linda Evans, Barry White, Tatum O’Neal, Donna Mills, Melissa Rivers, Linda Blair, Bruce Boxleitner, Justine Bateman, Alan Thicke, Donna Dixon, William Devane, Richard Pryor, Tori Spelling, Robert Blake, Merle Haggard, Steve Guttenberg, Sally Kellerman, Delta Burke, Jim Nabors, and Sonny & Cher.
Thompson still currently manages Shatner, who just recently released a book about his friendship with “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy.
As a filmmaker, Thompson has produced 20 movies for television, including the Lindsay Lohan-starring “Liz & Dick.” He also produced five theatrical motion pictures, two television series, and 12 television specials.
Thompson has previously received the Talent Managers Association (TMA) prestigious Heller Award for Lifetime Achievement in Talent Management, as well as the entertainment industry’s Vision Award. He was voted “Showman of the Year” in 1999 by the U.S. Television Fan Association.
Thompson’s productions have won two Accolade Awards, two Imagen Awards, the Epiphany Prize, the Wilbur Award and the Christopher Award, and have received nominations for eight Emmys, six Imagen Awards, two Prism Awards, the Humanitas Prize and a Golden Globe.