Shep Gordon at the MJCCA Book Festival Saturday
An agent to Shep Gordon, an agent to some of the biggest names in entertainment, will be speaking to Kenny Leon, Broadway director and founder and artistic director of True Colors Theatre Company
In the course of his legendary career as a manager, agent, and producer, Shep Gordon has worked with, Alice Cooper, Bette Davis, Raquel Welch, Groucho Marx, Blondie, Jimi Hendrix, Sylvester Stallone, Salvador Dali, Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass. He is also credited with inventing the “celebrity chef,” and has worked with NoBU, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama.
In his memoir, “They Call Me Supermensch,” Gordon recalls his life from his humble beginnings as a “shy, no self-esteem, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition” in Oceanside, Long Island, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, revered for his kindness, charisma—and fondness for a good time.
Ticket holders are invited to screen the documentary, “Supermensch,” free of charge before the Shep Gordon program. Film begins at 6:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 8 p.m. in the Morris & Rae Frank Theatre. Film Screening Only: $5. Tickets and info on other authors can be found at Book Festival of the MJCCA.