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Billy Sammeth, Longtime Manager of Cher and Joan Rivers, Dies at 66

Billy Sammeth, Longtime Manager of Cher and Joan Rivers, Dies at 66

Billy Sammeth, the gregarious personal manager who shepherded the careers of multiplatform superstars Cher and Joan Rivers while also working with the likes of Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John and K.C. and the Sunshine Band, died Monday. He was 66.

Sammeth died at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center after a battle with pancreatic cancer,  according to his sister, actress Barbara Sammeth. She shared the news via a blog post.

Sammeth was a throwback to an earlier era in music and show business when colorful managers took on just a handful of entertainers and catered to them personally, often around ...

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