LOS ANGELES - Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, who as the Drifters' manager was one of the first African-American female managers in show business, died last week in Burbank, Calif. She was 84.

Treadwell's daughter Tina said Treadwell died after a long illness. No other details were provided.

After the 1967 death of her musician-manager husband, George Treadwell, she managed the Drifters, the R&B group best known for such hits as "This Magic Moment," "There Goes My Baby," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Save the Last Dance for Me."

- Associated Press