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Howard West, Producer and Longtime Manager of Jerry Seinfeld, Dies at 84

8 December 2015 6:50 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Howard West, a producer and co-manager of Jerry Seinfeld with his longtime partner George Shapiro, has died. He was 84.

West died Dec. 3 at UCLA Medical Center following a massive stroke. He was a partner in management firm Shapiro/West and Associates with his friend from childhood in the Bronx.

West and Shapiro were key players in the launch of the NBC comedy series “Seinfeld,” which ran from 1989 to 1998, and served as exec producers on the show that remains a monster hit in syndication. In addition to Seinfeld, the duo also managed such comedy legends as Andy Kaufman.

More recently, Shapiro and West were involved in Seinfeld setting up his Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”


Howard was doing what he loved til the end,” Seinfeld said. “There’s nothing better.”

West and Shapiro became friends at the age of 8 after meeting on the playground in elementary school.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Pitt Former TV Co-Star Kallsen Dead at 48, Emmy Nominee Meadows dead at 95, Oscar nominee Mankiewicz dead at 93

30 April 2015 9:25 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen Brad Pitt 'Glory Days' costar Nicholas Kallsen dead at 48 Nicholas Kallsen, who was featured opposite Brad Pitt in the short-lived television series Glory Days, has died at age 48 in Thailand according to online reports. Their source is one of Rupert Murdoch's rags, citing a Facebook posting by one of the actor's friends. The cause of death was purportedly – no specific source was provided – a drug overdose.* Aired on Fox in July 1990, Glory Days told the story of four high-school friends whose paths take different directions after graduation. Besides Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt, the show also featured Spike Alexander and Evan Mirand. Glory Days lasted a mere six episodes – two of which directed by former Happy Days actor Anson Williams – before its cancellation. Roommates Nicholas Kallsen and Brad Pitt vying for same 'Thelma & Louise' role? The Murdoch tabloid also »

- Andre Soares

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