|Daniel Stephen Sugerman|
|Born||October 11, 1954|
|Origin||Los Angeles, United States|
|Died||January 5, 2005 (aged 50)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|The Doors, Iggy Pop|
Daniel Stephen "Danny" Sugerman (October 11, 1954 - January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles-based rock band the Doors, and wrote several books about Jim Morrison and the Doors, including No One Here Gets Out Alive (co-authored with Jerry Hopkins), and the autobiography Wonderland Avenue.
Jewish-American Sugerman lived in Beverly Hills with a house that featured a huge backyard, four-car garage, and Olympic-sized pool. His neighbors were Fred Astaire, Steve McQueen and Raquel Welch. At eleven, his parents divorced and his mother Harriet moved Danny and his siblings to Westchester, Los Angeles where she lived with a prosecuting attorney who was a harsh disciplinarian. Danny had the distinction of the first pre-schooler barred from entering Gelsons' grocery store after using the vegetable sprayer hose to spray customers including the manager. He attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles, where he regularly authored articles about The Doors in the student newspaper. He attended summer camp near Lakeshore City, California with Todd Fisher, Steven Crane Jr. and one of Ken Venturi and Don Knotts' sons. He graduated in 1972.
He began working with the Doors when he was 12 years old, by answering their fan mail. Following the death of Morrison in July 1971, aged 17, he replaced original Doors' manager, Bill Siddons.
He later went on to manage Ray Manzarek's solo-career and first album. He was also Iggy Pop's manager for a period, and produced his song "Repo Man", before they both ended up in mental hospitals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He also wrote Appetite For Destruction: The Days of Guns N' Roses in 1991.
Sugerman married Fawn Hall of the Iran-Contra affair fame in 1991 and they remained married until his death. They briefly met MP3.com co-founder Rod Underhill while Hall was employed there. Underhill later stated that "Sugerman was very interesting. He had appeared to go out of his way to appear visually like Jim Morrison. Same type of haircut, similar clothing. The similarity was uncanny." Sugerman discussed his idolization of Morrison in detail, in part of his book Wonderland Avenue.