George Shapiro, Producer and Manager of Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Kaufman, Dies at 91

5/29/2022 1:47:00 AM

George Shapiro, Producer and Manager of Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Kaufman, Dies at 91

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George Shapiro, Producer and Manager of Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Kaufman, Dies at 91

George Shapiro, producer and longtime manager of Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner, Andy Kaufman and other comedy stars, died May 26 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91. Shapiro was co-founder and pa…

, Carl Reiner, Andy Kaufman and other comedy stars, died May 26 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91.Shapiro was co-founder and partner in Shapiro/West Associates, the prosperous talent management banner that helped assemble the mammoth NBC hit “Seinfeld” and numerous projects for Andy Kaufman. More recently, Shapiro served as executive producer of the Crackle/Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” hosted by Seinfeld.

A vivacious personality, Shapiro was known for his long relationships with clients and for his infectious enthusiasm for the business of entertainment. “Shapiro’s love of laughter and reverence for those who inspire it helped him build a career in comedy as an unabashed supporter of comic performers and comedy writers,” Shapiro’s family stated.

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He was 91. Shapiro was co-founder and partner in Shapiro/West Associates, the prosperous talent management banner that helped assemble the mammoth NBC hit “Seinfeld” and numerous projects for Andy Kaufman. Throw in George Clooney as a costar and you’ve got a recipe for romcom excellence. More recently, Shapiro served as executive producer of the Crackle/Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” hosted by Seinfeld. A vivacious personality, Shapiro was known for his long relationships with clients and for his infectious enthusiasm for the business of entertainment. “It’s probably going to be terrible because there’s too much potential for it to be great,” Roberts said in an interview with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival. “Shapiro’s love of laughter and reverence for those who inspire it helped him build a career in comedy as an unabashed supporter of comic performers and comedy writers,” Shapiro’s family stated.” But loyalty is a core value for the Bushes.

Raised in the Bronx, Shapiro had a decades-long partnership with West, who was a childhood friend.” To be fair, Roberts isn’t necessarily saying the script or movie itself is bad, more that the expectations could get so high they can’t possible be met. Shapiro was also related to Reiner by marriage, as a nephew to Reiner’s wife, Estelle Reiner. As a teenager, Shapiro spent his summers working as a lifeguard at the famed Tamiment Resort in the Poconos where he was exposed to the inner workings of showbiz and performers such as Dick Shawn, Pat Carroll and Carol Burnett as well as singer Barbara Cook. “I think that should be the commercial for the movie: ‘It’s probably going to be terrible,’” she joked, adding “I’m so glad my publicist is on a plane right now. And he also met talent agents. After graduating from NYU and serving a hitch in the Army, Carl Reiner ultimately helped Shapiro get a job in the mailroom of his talent agency, the mighty William Morris Agency. The reunion of Roberts and Clooney is too much to pass up, and Roberts is partly at fault for that. Their brothers, Neil and Marvin, kicked in $1,000 and $5,000, respectively.

It wasn’t long before the energetic young man was promoted to junior agent. He began packaging TV series and checking out the cream of the comedy crop in mid-1960s New York, including Lenny Bruce, Mike Nichols and Elaine May and Phyllis Diller. “Lo and behold, George felt it only worked with me,” she said. He also brought his old friend West into the talent agency business. More to come (Pictured: George Shapiro, right, with Carl Reiner) optional screen reader .” So, whether it’s good or bad, it will have an audience at the ready, no matter what Roberts does to convince us otherwise.