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Also Known As: Died: May 29, 1996
Born: May 28, 1915 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, producer, talent agent, executive, lawyer

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Jennings Lang made a successful career out of his incredible skills as a producer. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe Agency and was made partner and vice president after two years, then was promoted to president. In 1950, he joined the MCA Agency. Working in the film industry, Lang earned a production credit on the Paul Newman sports drama "Winning" (1969), the George C Scott comedic adaptation "They Might Be Giants" (1971) and "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid" (1972) with Cliff Robertson. After focusing on dramas, Lang changed his tune to comedy, producing such films as "The Naked Ape" (1973) with Johnny Crawford and Victoria Principal. Lang then focused on film, producing "Rollercoaster" (1977) with George Segal and the sequel "The Concorde - Airport '79" (1979) with Alain Delon. Lang more recently produced the Burt Reynolds action picture "Stick" (1985). Lang passed away in May 1996 at the age of 81.

Jennings Lang made a successful career out of his incredible skills as a producer. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe Agency and was made partner and vice president after two years, then was promoted to president. In 1950, he joined the MCA Agency. Working in the film industry, Lang earned a production credit on the Paul Newman sports drama "Winning" (1969), the George C Scott comedic adaptation "They Might Be Giants" (1971) and "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid" (1972) with Cliff Robertson. After focusing on dramas, Lang changed his tune to comedy, producing such films as "The Naked Ape" (1973) with Johnny Crawford and Victoria Principal. Lang then focused on film, producing "Rollercoaster" (1977) with George Segal and the sequel "The Concorde - Airport '79" (1979) with Alain Delon. Lang more recently produced the Burt Reynolds action picture "Stick" (1985). Lang passed away in May 1996 at the age of 81.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Real Life (1979) Martin Brand
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1938:
Opened his own office as an agent
1940:
Joined the Jaffe Agency and was made partner and vice president after two years, then was promoted to president
1950:
Joined the MCA Agency
1952:
Promoted to vice president of MCA TV Ltd. and was named a member of the board of directors
1975:
Executive producer of "Airport 1975," "Earthquake," and "The Front Page"; three of Universal's top box office hits
1977:
With Universal developed "Lightsurround" to be used in conjunction with Sensurround
1983:
Retired after suffering a severe stroke
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Education

St John's University: Jamaica , New York -

Notes

Expert in escapist entertainment he conceived the Academy Award winning Sensurround sound system used in the movie "Earthquake"

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wife:
Monica Lewis. Singer, actor. Born on May 5, 1925; provided the vocals for the character of Chiquita Banana; survived him.

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son:
Robert Lang. From previous marriage; survived him.
son:
Michael Lang. From previous marriage; survived him.
son:
Rocky Lang. Director. Survived him; mother Monica Lewis.

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