Borkowski spent the day with the PR legend Jay Berstein. To understand the influence that the American Entertainment industry has had on the world is to understand Jay Bernstein. The Hollywood Reporter said of him, “Jay Bernstein must have a direct line to God. When Jay starts talking, Hollywood listens.” Jay has the biggest Rolex in the universe and it’s comforting to listen to a man who has a mistrust of everything digital.
The list of stars he managed, publicized or produced include: Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, Pamela Anderson, Michael Jackson, Stacy Keach, William Shatner, Lee Majors, Michael Landon, Kristy McNichol, Dionne Warwick, Delta Burke, Mary Hart, Linda Evans, Bruce Boxleitner, David Carradine, William Holden, Burt Lancaster, Donald Sutherland, Sammy Davis Jr., Lynda Carter, Rachael Ward, Joan Collins, Andy Griffith, Emma Samms, Peter Fonda, Michael Douglas, Ernest Borgnine, Ron Howard, Glenn Ford, Donna Mills, Lauren Hutton, Isaac Hayes, Red Buttons, Melissa Sue Anderson, Tony Bennett, Larry Hagman, George Peppard, Jennifer O’Neill, Angie Dickinson, Milton Berle, Victor French, Mike “Mannix” Connors, Billy Dee Williams, Aretha Franklin, Susan Saint James, Jim Nabors, Barry White, Gig Young, Donald Sutherland, Steve Guttenberg, Dan Haggerty, Merv Griffin, Alan Thicke, Diana Ross, Michael Pare, Susan Hayward, Robert Conrad, Faye Dunaway, Ray Liotta, Casper Van Dien and Jim Carrey…. now that is a list.
One small piece of trivia : Bernstein owns the biggest indoor Jacussi in Los Angeles, and invented the Tom Jones knicker throwing scam