Film and TV Producers in History

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-11-22 Producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star


Birthdays in Film & TV

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  • 1873-01-07 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)

Person of interestD. W. Griffith

1875-01-22 D.W. Griffith, American film director and producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in LaGrange, Kentucky (d. 1948)

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1881-11-24 Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
  • 1881-12-14 Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (Stranger Than Fiction, The Infidel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)
  • 1882-06-04 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

1882-08-17 Samuel Goldwyn [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Jewish Polish American movie producer (MGM), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1974)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1883-02-18 Tom Walls, British actor and producer (A Cuckoo in the Nest, Undercover), born in Kingsthorpe, England (d. 1949)
  • 1883-07-19 Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), born in Kraków, Austrian Poland (d. 1972)
  • 1884-07-12 Louis B. Mayer, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM), born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1884-07-23 Albert Warner [Abraham Albert Wonsal], American film producer (Warner Bros. Studio), born in Krasnosielc, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1886-07-31 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1965)
  • 1887-10-07 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), born in Wappingers Falls, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1889-06-11 Wesley Ruggles, American actor, producer and director (I'm No Angel, Arizona, Too Many Husbands), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1972)
  • 1890-01-10 Douglas MacLean, American silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1892-01-14 Hal Roach, American producer & director (1 Million BC), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1892-10-04 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director and actor (Berge in Flammen), born in Urtijëi, Tyrol (d. 1990)
  • 1893-09-16 Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man), born in Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

1893-10-24 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1973)

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • 1894-09-09 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (MGM musicals), born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)
  • 1896-05-30 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1899-05-30 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), born in Booklyn, New York (d. 1936)
  • 1899-07-25 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1899-10-19 Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1900-10-15 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1987)
  • 1901-09-19 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy), born in Szilágysomlyó, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1901-11-11 Sam Spiegel, American film producer (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in Jarosław, Austrian Poland (d. 1985)
  • 1902-02-12 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1902-09-05 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1979)
  • 1905-03-28 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1906-12-25 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
  • 1909-04-05 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1909-11-17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1910-04-26 Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (Godzilla), born in Ōsaka, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1910-09-08 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), born in Le Vésinet, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1994)
  • 1910-10-27 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1911-05-07 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), born in Yamagata, Japan (d. 1993)
  • 1912-12-11 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), born in Magenta, Lombardy (d. 2007)
  • 1913-07-24 George H. Brown, English film producer (Hotel Sahara), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1913-11-21 Roy Boulting, British film director and producer (Desert Victory), born in Bray, Berkshire, Eng (d. 2001)
  • 1915-02-16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • 1915-10-03 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1915-10-27 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1916-06-12 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1983)
  • 1916-07-28 David Brown, American film producer ("The Sting", "Jaws", "Cocoon"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916-10-03 Shelby Storck, American television producer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1917-09-27 William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)
  • 1917-12-02 Ezra Stone [Chaim Feinstone], American director, actor and producer (My Living Doll, Henry Aldrich), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1918-04-23 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1918-06-12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa (d. 2001)
  • 1918-08-09 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (Dirty Dozen), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1983)
  • 1920-02-26 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • 1921-03-06 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date of birth disputed)
  • 1921-08-26 David Begelman, film producer
  • 1922-05-22 Quinn Martin, American television producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

Person of interestNorodom Sihanouk

1922-10-31 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 1923-01-16 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, born in New York (d. 2014)
  • 1923-04-22 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1923-07-18 Michael Medwin, British actor and producer (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint), born in London, England
  • 1923-08-23 Humphrey Fisher, TV producer, born in England (d. 1996)
  • 1923-09-26 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, born in Shakargarh, Punjab, British India (d. 2011)
  • 1924-01-18 Donald Baverstock, British TV producer, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1924-04-13 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain , Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2019)
  • 1924-09-18 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1924-10-03 Franco Cristaldi, Italian film producer (Amarcord) and Claudia Cardinale's husband, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1925-01-02 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • 1925-01-18 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, British TV producer, born in Cheshire, England
  • 1925-03-24 Duncan Wood, TV director and producer

Person of interestDavid Attenborough

1926-05-08 David Attenborough, English naturalist, TV producer and host (BBC "Life" and "Our Planet" series), born in London, England

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 1926-06-01 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-22 Bryan Forbes, director and producer (Endless Games, King Rat), (d. 2013)
  • 1927-01-17 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
  • 1927-05-08 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1927-07-30 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), born in Upminster (d. 2015)
  • 1927-09-02 Leonard Katzman, TV producer
  • 1927-10-08 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, born in Hong Kong (d. 2018)
  • 1927-12-10 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live, All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1927-12-21 Michael Carreras, British film producer & director, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • 1928-02-08 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), born in Ferndale, Glamorgan (d. 1976)
  • 1928-04-23 Sir William "Bill" Cotton, British television producer and executive (Noel Gay TV), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1928-04-30 Peter Carsten, German actor and film producer actor (A Study in Terror, Mr Super Invisible), born in Weißenburg in Bayern, Germany (d. 2012)

Person of interestAndy Warhol

1928-08-06 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1929-02-04 Jerry Adler, American actor, director and producer (The Sopranos, The Good Wife), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-04-14 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • 1929-12-01 Alan Mouncer, film director and producer
  • 1930-03-01 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake in "Rawhide"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1930-06-03 Ben Wada, Japanese television producers
  • 1930-07-01 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), born in Aleppo, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon (d. 2005)

Person of interestSean Connery

1930-08-25 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films, Indiana Jones), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1931-12-18 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (d. 2018)
  • 1932-05-07 Hans Boskamp [Johannes Hendricus Gerardus Hoelscher], Dutch actor and producer (Oh My Papa), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • 1932-06-10 Branko Lustig, film producer
  • 1932-09-29 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1932-12-31 George Schlatter, American television producer & director (Laugh-in), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1933-01-07 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestBill Bixby

1934-01-22 Bill Bixby, American actor, director and producer (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1993)

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby

Person of interestSydney Pollack

1934-07-01 Sydney Pollack, American director, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 1934-12-13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1935-08-08 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • 1935-10-30 Michael Winner, English film producer and director (Big Sleep, Death Wish), born in London, England (d. 2013)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1910-05-08 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (27) weds first wife Blanche Lasky

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn

LoveWedding of Interest

1925-07-13 Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

LoveWedding of Interest

1926-09-29 Canadian-American actress Norma Shearer weds film producer Irving Thalberg

Actress Norma Shearer
Actress
Norma Shearer

LoveWedding of Interest

1926-12-02 Film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock (27) weds director Alma Reville (27) at Brompton Oratory in London

LoveWedding of Interest

1949-07-13 Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones (30) weds "Rebecca" film producer David O. Selznick (47) in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

1949-08-12 Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

LoveWedding of Interest

1962-11-28 Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1964-09-24 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

LoveWedding of Interest

1965-07-15 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

LoveWedding of Interest

1965-08-14 Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director and producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

LoveWedding of Interest

1969-10-24 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

LoveWedding of Interest

1971-10-05 Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

LoveWedding of Interest

1975-04-02 Actress Jane Curtin (27) weds television producer Patrick Lynch

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin

LoveWedding of Interest

1988-01-01 Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

LoveWedding of Interest

1991-10-19 Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1994-05-14 Mayflower Madame Sydney Biddle Barrows (42) weds television producer Darnay Hoffman (46) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
  • 1996-10-19 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-06-21 "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

  • 1998-07-12 "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California. Marriage lasts nine days.
  • 1998-10-25 "Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye (22) weds television producer and actor Jason Goldberg (26) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-07-29 American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-08-25 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

LoveWedding of Interest

2000-11-18 Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

LoveWedding of Interest

2003-05-10 "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York

  • 2003-05-18 Actress Rena Sofer (34) weds director and producer Sanford Bookstaver (29) in Malibu, California
  • 2004-11-23 "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2005-08-06 Legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (75) weds Lady Victoria White (42) at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Cabo San Lucas
  • 2006-08-19 Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo

LoveWedding of Interest

2006-11-18 American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano, Italy

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
Actress Katie Holmes
Actress
Katie Holmes

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-04-20 Indian film actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan (31) weds actress Aishwarya Rai (33) at the Bachchan residence in Juhu, Mumbai

Actress Aishwarya Rai
Actress
Aishwarya Rai
  • 2007-04-28 Reality TV producer Mark Burnett (46) weds former "Touched By An Angel" actress Roma Downey (47) in a private ceremony at their home in Malibu
  • 2007-05-06 "The Fast and the Furious" actress Jordana Brewster (27) weds movie producer Andrew Form (38) in Bahamas

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-05-19 Film actress Jessica Alba (31) weds film and TV producer Cash Warren (33) at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in Beverly Hills, California

Actress and Businesswoman Jessica Alba
Actress and Businesswoman
Jessica Alba

LoveWedding of Interest

2009-08-01 Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-06-15 Film actor and producer Harrison Ford (67) weds actress and Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart (45) in Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 2010-08-28 "Pretty Little Liars" actor Chad Lowe (42) weds film producer Kim Painter at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles
  • 2011-09-17 Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • 2011-09-24 Model and actress Molly Sims (38) weds film producer Scott Stuber at Frank Caferatta Vineyards in Napa, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-08-23 Actress Angelina Jolie (39) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (50) in Correns, France

Actress Angelina Jolie
Actress
Angelina Jolie
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
  • 2015-06-09 Actress and singer Aly Michalka (26) weds film producer Stephen Ringer at Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino, Italy
  • 2015-08-05 Actress Jennifer Aniston (46) weds fellow actor and producer Justin Theroux (44) at their home in Los Angeles
  • 2017-06-10 Actress and film producer Jessica Chastain (40) weds Moncler executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo in the northern Italian city of Treviso, Villa Tiepolo Passi

LovePerson of Interest

2018-05-25 Actor Hugh Grant marries Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein

Actor and Producer Hugh Grant
Actor and Producer
Hugh Grant

LoveWedding of Interest

2018-09-29 Actress Gwyneth Paltrow marries TV producer Brad Falchuk in the Hamptons


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1915-09-23 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (33) divorces first wife Blanche Lasky after 5 years of marriage

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 2000-05-25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005-03-25 American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2006-06-16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months of marriage

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008-03-03 Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage

  • 2012-06-28 "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012-06-29 Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

Actress Katie Holmes
Actress
Katie Holmes
Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1923-04-09 Mauritius H Binger, director and producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • 1936-09-14 Irving Thalberg, American film producer (MGM), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • 1939-09-24 Carl Laenmie, film producer, dies
  • 1948-02-09 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, dies at 65

Person of interestD. W. Griffith

1948-07-23 D.W. Griffith, American director and producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1949-11-27 Tom Walls, British actor and producer (A Cuckoo in the Nest, Undercover), dies at 66
  • 1951-04-04 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • 1952-05-08 William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • 1956-01-23 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • 1957-10-29 Louis B. Mayer, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM), dies at 71
  • 1958-01-13 Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • 1960-11-05 Mack Sennett, director and producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • 1965-09-16 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1966-06-21 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, dies at 48
  • 1967-11-26 Albert Warner [Abraham Albert Wonsal], American film producer (Warner Bros. Studio), dies at 83
  • 1968-04-21 Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt
  • 1969-04-05 Shelby Storck, American television producer, dies at 52
  • 1972-09-11 Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), dies at 89

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

1973-04-21 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), dies of cancer at 79

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • 1974-12-15 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • 1976-06-10 Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/US fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
  • 1976-06-28 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), dies of pneumonia at 49
  • 1977-12-26 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • 1979-06-01 Jack Mulhall, American actor and producer (The Three Musketeers, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand), dies at 91
  • 1979-07-29 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1979-12-22 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
  • 1982-12-29 Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79
  • 1983-01-02 Harriet Parsons, American film producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • 1983-06-04 Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), dies at 66
  • 1983-12-05 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • 1985-12-31 Sam Spiegel, American film producer (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai) dies at 84
  • 1986-02-06 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, dies at 84
  • 1986-04-23 Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79
  • 1986-10-05 Hal B. Wallis [Aaron Blum Wolowicz], American movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park), dies at 87

Person of interestAndy Warhol

1987-02-22 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), dies of a heart attack at 58

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1987-09-06 Quinn Martin, American television producer, dies at 65
  • 1987-09-13 Mervyn LeRoy, American movie producer (Devil at 4 O'Clock), dies at 86
  • 1990-04-13 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director and actor (Berge in Flammen), dies at 97
  • 1990-08-27 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake in "Rawhide"), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1991-04-19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • 1991-09-13 Joe Pasternak, Hungarian-American film producer (Spinout, Big City), dies of Parkinson's at 73
  • 1991-10-22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1992-01-01 M. J. Frankovich, American football player & film producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 82
  • 1992-07-02 Franco Cristaldi, Italian film producer (Amarcord) and Claudia Cardinale's husband, dies at 67
  • 1992-11-02 Hal Roach, silent film producer (Keystone Kops), dies of pneumonia at 100
  • 1993-02-18 Leslie Norman, English director and producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
  • 1993-02-28 Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director and producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
  • 1993-04-03 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • 1993-04-07 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), dies of AIDS at 45
  • 1993-07-21 Piet Wielinga, TV producer (Dutch Glory), dies at 56
  • 1993-07-21 Robert J Glass, film producer (ET), is killed at 53
  • 1993-09-23 William Cort, actor/producer (Ghost, Dear Heart), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1993-12-08 Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
  • 1993-12-31 Arthur Dreifuss, director and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • 1994-01-22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), dies at 83
  • 1994-02-08 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • 1994-03-03 Ezra Stone [Chaim Feinstone], American director, actor and producer (My Living Doll, Henry Aldrich), dies in a road accident at 76
  • 1994-05-17 Andrew Brown, film Producer, dies at 55
  • 1994-09-28 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), dies at 78
  • 1994-12-17 Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
  • 1994-12-21 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
  • 1995-03-17 Donald Baverstock, television Producer, dies at 71
  • 1995-04-01 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • 1995-05-12 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), dies at 95
  • 1995-06-14 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • 1995-08-08 David Begelman, film producer, dies at 73
  • 1995-08-11 Wilbur Stark, tV/film producer, dies at 83
  • 1995-08-19 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
  • 1995-10-27 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, dies in motorcycle accident at 48
  • 1995-10-27 Susi Hush, English television producer, dies at 49
  • 1996-01-19 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), dies at 52
  • 1996-02-09 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), dies at 86
  • 1996-02-20 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
  • 1996-03-10 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at about 75 (date of birth disputed)
  • 1996-06-27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • 1996-07-13 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, dies at 91
  • 1996-08-02 Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
  • 1996-09-05 Leonard Katzman, TV producer, dies at 69
  • 1996-10-08 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer, dies of heart failure at 33
  • 1997-01-11 Duncan Wood, television director and producer, dies at 71
  • 1997-04-02 Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86
  • 1997-05-04 Alvin "Alvy" Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), dies of heart failure at 75
  • 1997-05-11 Brenda Carlin, American television producer & wife of comedian George Carlin, dies at 57
  • 1997-09-16 Antony Kearey, television producer, dies at 77
  • 1997-12-06 Alan Mouncer, film director and producer, dies at 68
  • 1999-01-15 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • 1999-02-01 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity, dies at 56
  • 1999-03-30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-06-29 Allan Carr, American film producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), dies at 62
  • 2001-09-15 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), dies at 90
  • 2001-09-16 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, dies at 83
  • 2001-10-09 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2001-11-05 Roy Boulting, English film director and producer (Desert Victory), dies at 87
  • 2002-01-01 Julia Phillips, American film producer, dies at 57
  • 2002-05-02 John Nathan-Turner, English television producer (b. 1947)
  • 2002-10-03 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 2002-10-09 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002-12-25 William T. Orr, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • 2004-01-17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, dies at 88