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Film and TV Producers in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 252

  • 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 (d. 2020)

  • 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, Croatian film producer (Schindler's List; Gladiator), born in Osijek, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2019)
  • 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
  • 1934-11-13 Garry Marshall, American TV writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne & Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 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)
  • 1935-11-27 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer (1st producer of Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant), born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-27 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936-01-16 Michael White, British theater & film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • 1936-10-24 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1936-12-25 Ismail Merchant, film producer (Merchant Ivory - Remains of the Day), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1937-01-03 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-01-04 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1937-12-13 Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer and actor (OK, Professor Columbus), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1939-02-14 Michael Rudman, English theater director and producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • 1939-07-30 Peter Bogdanovich, American director and producer (Last Picture Show), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1939-09-25 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1940-12-30 James Burrows, AmericanTV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Cheers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-02-10 Michael Apted, English director and producer (7 Up, The World is Not Enough), born in Aylesbury, England (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1941-02-25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-07-10 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire; Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1942-09-20 Robbe De Hert, Flemish director and producer (Fugitive Cinema, Bomb), born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England
  • 1943-01-02 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1943-02-14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-03-20 Paul Junger Witt, American TV producer
  • 1943-03-28 Mike Newell, English director and producer (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck), born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 1943-10-29 Donald Simpson, American film producer (Flashdance), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • 1943-12-14 Britt Allcroft, British film and television producer and writer who created the children's TV series "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends", born in Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • 1943-12-16 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-21 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun; Revenge: Days of Thunder), born in Northumberland, England (d. 2012)
  • 1945-12-12 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • 1945-12-25 Rick Berman [Richard], American television producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • 1946-10-27 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1947-04-15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • 1947-07-10 Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1993) [1]
  • 1947-07-19 Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, born in Chingford, Essex, England (d. 1995)
  • 1947-12-07 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1948-05-08 Stephen Stohn, Canadian television producer (Degrassi)
  • 1949-04-11 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1949-04-15 Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949-07-27 Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London
  • 1949-07-28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer (Braveheart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1950-04-18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer (High School Musical trilogy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1950-12-21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-09-05 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri

Person of interestHarvey Weinstein

1952-03-19 Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax) and convicted sex offender whose actions helped spark the #MeToo movement, born in NYC, New York

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein
  • 1952-06-05 Mukesh Bhatt, Indian film producer (Vishesh Films), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1953-02-09 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
  • 1953-02-15 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1953-03-30 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • 1953-05-11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)

Person of interestKathleen Kennedy

1953-06-05 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-19 Nanni Moretti, Italian film actor, director and producer (Caro diario), born in Bruneck, Italy
  • 1954-05-10 Jeff Apple, American film producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1954-12-04 Tony Todd, American actor and producer (Platoon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955-11-10 Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director (2012, The Day After Tomorrow), born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1956-04-04 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer (Picket Fences, Chicago Hope), born in Waterville, Maine
  • 1956-06-14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1956-09-21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer
  • 1956-10-10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1956-10-13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1956-10-26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-07 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, born in Walton-on-Thames, England (d. 1994)
  • 1957-05-13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1957-10-17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs, Death Proof, Django Unchained, An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1957-12-29 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1958-02-11 Michael Jackson, British television producer & executive (BBC2), born in Cheshire, England
  • 1958-06-22 Bruce Campbell, American actor/producer/director (Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II), born in Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1958-07-14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1958-07-28 Michael Hitchcock, American actor (Best in Show) and television producer (Glee), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1959-05-02 Alan Best, Canadian animation director and producer, born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1959-05-26 Ole Bornedal, Danish film director, actor and producer
  • 1959-08-29 Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor and producer (Ninne Pelladata), born in Madras, India
  • 1960-03-15 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • 1960-04-25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer (Seed), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1960-06-07 Bill Prady, American television producer (The Big Bang Theory; Dharma & Greg), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960-07-17 Mark Burnett, British television producer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1961-02-08 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • 1961-07-19 Campbell Scott, American actor, director and producer (Saint Ralph, Big Night), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961-08-13 Sunil Shetty, Indian actor and producer (Khel – No Ordinary Game), born in Mulki, Mysore State, India
  • 1962-03-11 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • 1962-08-28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1963-04-02 Karl Beattie, English television director and producer (Most Haunted), born in Guildford, Surrey

Person of interestWhitney Houston

1963-08-09 Whitney Houston, American singer ("I Will Always Love You"; "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"), actress (The Bodyguard), and film producer (The Princess Diaries) born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

1963-08-13 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), born in Sivakasi, Madras State (d. 2018)

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 1963-09-10 Susan Gautier-Smith, British TV producer (d. 1996)

Weddings in Film & TV


Divorces in Film & TV


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 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
  • 1999-07-29 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, producer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), dies at 70
  • 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)
  • 2003-01-01 Cyril Shaps, British actor, producer and voice artist (The Pianist), dies at 79
  • 2004-01-17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, dies at 88
  • 2004-04-14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-06-26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-07-23 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), dies at 71
  • 2004-09-30 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)
  • 2005-03-07 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), dies at 54
  • 2005-03-25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2005-10-22 Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • 2005-11-11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), dies at 75
  • 2005-12-04 Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963)
  • 2005-12-12 Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
  • 2006-03-27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2006-06-14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • 2006-06-23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2007-01-04 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (Marriage Italian Style, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 94
  • 2007-08-07 Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director and producer. (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-24 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), dies of cancer at 64
  • 2007-11-22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2008-01-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer, and "unofficial mayor" of Hollywood, dies at 84
  • 2008-05-28 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2008-07-03 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (Bozo the Clown), dies at 83
  • 2008-08-11 Sir William "Bill" Cotton, British television producer and executive (Noel Gay TV), dies at 80
  • 2009-01-25 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • 2009-04-27 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), dies at 69
  • 2009-05-17 Jung Seung-hye, South Korean film producer (b. 1965)
  • 2009-06-28 A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
  • 2009-07-31 Harry Alan Towers, English film producer and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2010-05-23 Simon Monjack, English actor, producer, & writer (b. 1970)
  • 2010-05-31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)
  • 2010-06-30 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • 2010-11-10 Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)
  • 2010-11-11 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-29 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2010-12-05 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • 2011-01-11 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 74
  • 2011-01-24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, dies at 61
  • 2011-12-03 Dharam Devdutt "Dev" Anand, Indian comedian, actor, director and producer, dies at 88
  • 2012-04-20 Peter Carsten, German actor and film producer actor (A Study in Terror, Mr Super Invisible), dies at 83
  • 2012-07-03 Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2012-07-13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award-winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-08-19 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), commits suicide at 68
  • 2012-09-06 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves), dies from cancer at 71
  • 2013-01-21 Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • 2014-11-14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • 2015-06-05 Richard Johnson, British stage and screen actor and producer (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door), dies at 87
  • 2015-08-18 (Alan) "Bud" Yorkin, American film and television producer and director (Divorce American Style; All in the Family; Sanford And Son), dies at 89
  • 2016-04-12 David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
  • 2016-07-19 Garry Marshall, American TV writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne & Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), dies at 81
  • 2016-09-28 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live, All My Children), dies at 93
  • 2017-05-14 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer (Sopranos), Chairman of Paramount Pictures, dies of cancer at 59
  • 2017-09-02 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), dies at 90

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

2018-02-24 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 2018-03-05 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • 2018-04-01 Steven Bochco, American TV producer and co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, dies at 74
  • 2018-11-02 Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer, popularized martial arts worldwide, dies at 91
  • 2019-02-21 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain, Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), dies at 94
  • 2020-04-29 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53

Person of interestSean Connery

2020-10-31 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films; Indiana Jones), dies at 90

  • 2021-01-07 Michael Apted, English director and producer (7 Up, The World is Not Enough), dies at 79 [1]

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