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Talent Manager Gerald Harrington Jr. Dies

He worked at APA, Industry Entertainment and Brillstein-Grey and guided the careers of such stars as Nicolas Cage and Sylvester Stallone and the band Big Audio Dynamite.

Gerry Harrington Jr., a talent manager who represented the likes of Tom Waits, Nicolas Cage and Sylvester Stallone, died Feb. 9 of a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 50. 

Harrington most recently managed Mick Jones’ band Big Audio Dynamite and helped launch their recent European tour.  

A native of Bronxville, N.Y., Harrington graduated from Georgetown University in 1984 and began his show business career in the William Morris mailroom in New York. He came to Los Angeles and worked as a talent agent at APA, where he represented such clients as Waits, Joe Strummer and Crispin Glover.

He then joined Industry Entertainment as a personal manager, representing Cage, Christopher Lambert and others, before making his mark at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment. There, he also worked with Cage and  helped guide the careers of Stallone, Gary Sinise, Rod Lurie and Rosanna Arquette.

Survivors include his daughters Veronica and Daphne, his mother Martha and his brother Brian.

A private memorial will be held for family and close friends. For more information please contact Danielle at (310) 300-9898. The family asks that donations in his memory be made to www.grammy.org/musicares/donate.