Jerry Heller

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Birthday
6, 1940
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Sep 2, 2016 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
6, 1940
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Sep 2, 2016 (75)

About

Music manager who helped launch the Compton-based rap supergroup N.W.A., working closely with Eazy-E in the founding of Ruthless Records. He also managed Elton John and Pink Floyd, among numerous other notable rock artists.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Southern California after serving in the United States Army. His work in the music business began in 1963.

Trivia

Gil Reavill wrote his memoir, titled Ruthless: A Memoir. It was published in 2006.

Family Life

He was born into a Jewish family.

Associated With

Paul Giamatti portrayed him in the 2015 hit film Straight Outta Compton.