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Known primarily as a producer on nearly all the films directed by Woody Allen, Jack Rollins was also a talent manager with several famous comedians as clients. Additionally, he veered into TV as a talk show producer. Rollinsâ¿¿s most famous work was as one of Allenâ¿¿s producers, and he helped the auteur throughout his cinematic career. This collaboration started early, with Allenâ¿¿s 1969 directing debut, "Take the Money and Run," a wild comedy about an inept criminal (played by the director, of course). Among the many other films the two combined to make were a pair of Academy Award winners--the sprawling comic romance "Annie Hall" (1977) and the more dramatic family saga "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986). Rollins also helped produce Allenâ¿¿s diversions into serious drama with films like 1978â¿¿s "Interiors." For the most part, however, Rollins was a comedy man. As a manager, he had big-name clients like talk show host Dick Cavett and standup comic/actor Robert Klein. Rollins also put in time in the TV world as an executive producer in the early years of the durable and popular talk/comedy show "Late Night With David Letterman" (1983). During Rollinsâ¿¿s tenure on the series it garnered a string of...

Known primarily as a producer on nearly all the films directed by Woody Allen, Jack Rollins was also a talent manager with several famous comedians as clients. Additionally, he veered into TV as a talk show producer. Rollinsâ¿¿s most famous work was as one of Allenâ¿¿s producers, and he helped the auteur throughout his cinematic career. This collaboration started early, with Allenâ¿¿s 1969 directing debut, "Take the Money and Run," a wild comedy about an inept criminal (played by the director, of course). Among the many other films the two combined to make were a pair of Academy Award winners--the sprawling comic romance "Annie Hall" (1977) and the more dramatic family saga "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986). Rollins also helped produce Allenâ¿¿s diversions into serious drama with films like 1978â¿¿s "Interiors." For the most part, however, Rollins was a comedy man. As a manager, he had big-name clients like talk show host Dick Cavett and standup comic/actor Robert Klein. Rollins also put in time in the TV world as an executive producer in the early years of the durable and popular talk/comedy show "Late Night With David Letterman" (1983). During Rollinsâ¿¿s tenure on the series it garnered a string of Emmy nominations, although it didnâ¿¿t win any of the awards.

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 Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Himself
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 Stardust Memories (1980) Studio Executive
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 Nichols and May -- Take Two (1996) Interviewee
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