Jerry Weintraub, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jerry Weintraub

American film producer and former chairman and CEO of United Artists

Date of Birth: 26-Sep-1937

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Date of Death: 06-Jul-2015

Profession: television producer, executive producer, talent agent, film producer, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Jerry Weintraub

  • Jerome Charles Weintraub (September 26, 1937 – July 6, 2015) was an American film producer, talent manager and actor whose television films won him three Emmys.He began his career as a talent agent, having managed relatively unknown singer John Denver in 1970, developing Denver's success through concerts, television specials and film roles, including Oh, God! (1977).
  • Weintraub has been credited with making "show business history" by being the first to organize and manage large arena concert tours for singers.
  • Among the other performers whose tours he managed were Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Three Dog Night and The Carpenters. Following his years as a concert promoter, he began producing films.
  • Among them were director Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), Barry Levinson's Diner (1982), the original version of The Karate Kid (1984) and its 2010 remake, as well as the remake Ocean's Eleven (2001), and its two sequels.
  • Later, Weintraub was executive producer of HBO's series The Brink and HBO's Behind the Candelabra in 2013, which won an Emmy.
  • In 2014, he won another Emmy as co-producer of Years of Living Dangerously, a television documentary about global warming.
  • In 2011, HBO broadcast a television documentary about Weintraub's life, called His Way.

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