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Born: July 24, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Producer ...
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1956:
Hired a staff reporter for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>
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Hired to work in advertising and media for <i>The New York Times</i>; named a national correspondent in 1964
1966:
Wrote profile of actor turned producer Robert Evans just before Evans was appointed as vice president at Paramount
1967:
Hired to be Evans' second-in-command at Paramount
1970:
Scripted first film, "Making It"
1974:
Left Paramount to form an independent production company
1977:
Produced "Islands in the Stream" and "Fun with Dick and Jane"
1977:
Appointed president of Lorimar Films
1983:
Served as senior vice president of MGM/UA
1984:
Executive produced "Revenge of the Nerds"; reportedly concocted the original idea and story treatment with youngest daughter
1987:
Produced the sequel "Revenge of the Nerds II"
1989:
Joined <i>Variety</i> as vice president and editor-in-chief; presiding over the <i>Daily Variety</i>, <i>Weekly Variety</i> and Variety.com
1990:
Published first book, <i>Fade Out: The Calamitous Final Days of MGM</i>
1998:
Appeared on screen in "Burn, Hollywood, Burn"
2002:
Co-authored <i>Shoot out: Surviving the Fame and (Mis)Fortune of Hollywood</i> with with Peter Guber
2003:
Co-hosts the weekly AMC television program, "Shootout (formerly Sunday Morning Shootout)" with film producer Peter Guber
2006:
Published the novel, <i>Boffo! : How I Learned to Love the Blockbuster and Fear the Bomb</i>
2006:
Executive produced the HBO documentary "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters"

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