VIDEO: Voice Doctor Who Treats Kiss' Paul Stanley Shares His Advice to Rock-Star Clients
Back in Hollywood’s Golden Era, when Frank Sinatra or Judy Garland sought a voice doctor, only Dr. Ed Kantor would do. During the late 1970s, Kantor added a protege to his practice named Dr. Joe Sugerman It quickly became clear that Sugerman, a brilliant physician with an easy bedside manner who could coax even the most inconsolably hoarse diva off a ledge, was the right choice.
Sugerman went on to inherit Kantor’s practice, and among his first wave of rock-star patients was Kiss co-frontman Paul Stanley.
"We immediately hit it off," recalls Stanley, 62. It was Stanley who first gave Sugerman a framed gold Kiss record to hang in his office.
Says Sugerman: "When other singers came in and saw it on the wall, they said, ‘Hey, what about me?'"