Formed BBS Productions with Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider, which would produce films like "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces," and "The Last Picture Show."
Joined the TV production company Screen Gems, helping bring shows like "Bewitched" and "The Monkees" to the screen.
Signed on as an agent for singer Bobby Darin at Darin's request, even though he had almost no experience.
Began working as an agent for General Artists Corporation.
Served in the U.S. Air Force for two years.
Met Sammy Davis Jr. at the Copacabana nightclub in New York during the late '50s, and the two remained lifelong friends.