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Also Known As: Mace Alvin Neufeld Died:
Born: July 13, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: producer, executive, production assistant, photographer, musical material writer

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A veteran film and television producer, Mace Neufeld established himself as a talent manager before overseeing a string of Hollywood blockbusters that would make him one of the most powerful and respected in the business. He first dabbled in producing when working with clients on such series as the musical-variety show "The Captain and Tennille" (ABC, 1976-77) even as he broke into the film industry performing similar duties on the supernatural-thriller "The Omen" (1976). Neufeld threw himself into his new line of work, straddling the worlds of film and television equally with such productions as the Western comedy "The Frisco Kid" (1979) and a miniseries adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (ABC, 1981). The modest success of Kevin Costner's political-thriller "No Way Out" (1987) set the stage for Neufeld's first unequivocal hit "The Hunt for Red October" (1990). The producer returned to the well for more adaptations of the best-selling Tom Clancy novels with "Patriot Games" (1992) and "Clear and Present Danger" (1994), each of which dominated at the box office. Although his efforts yielded their fair share of duds - the costly updating of the sci-fi cult-series "Lost in Space" (1999) being...

A veteran film and television producer, Mace Neufeld established himself as a talent manager before overseeing a string of Hollywood blockbusters that would make him one of the most powerful and respected in the business. He first dabbled in producing when working with clients on such series as the musical-variety show "The Captain and Tennille" (ABC, 1976-77) even as he broke into the film industry performing similar duties on the supernatural-thriller "The Omen" (1976). Neufeld threw himself into his new line of work, straddling the worlds of film and television equally with such productions as the Western comedy "The Frisco Kid" (1979) and a miniseries adaptation of John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (ABC, 1981). The modest success of Kevin Costner's political-thriller "No Way Out" (1987) set the stage for Neufeld's first unequivocal hit "The Hunt for Red October" (1990). The producer returned to the well for more adaptations of the best-selling Tom Clancy novels with "Patriot Games" (1992) and "Clear and Present Danger" (1994), each of which dominated at the box office. Although his efforts yielded their fair share of duds - the costly updating of the sci-fi cult-series "Lost in Space" (1999) being one of the more forgettable - another Clancy thriller, "The Sum of All Fears" (2002), and the Clint Eastwood-directed "Invictus" (2009) proved his instincts were as sharp as ever. As one of Hollywood's most respected and reliable producers, Neufeld's reputation was assured.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sum of All Fears, The (2002) Whca Dinner Chairman
2.
 Omen Legacy, The (2001) Interviewee
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1943:
Worked as a professional photographer; won awards for his work by the time he was 16
1944:
His photograph, "Sammy's Home", depicting a returning veteran, was syndicated by International News Photo; photo later voted by THE NEW YORK WORLD TELEGRAM-SUN to be "Picture of the Year"
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Became a production assistant for the Dumont Television Network; worked for Raymond E Nelson
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Wrote musical material for the Ritz Brothers, Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis Jr And Dorothy Loudon, among others
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Was a founder and owner of Ray Bloch Assocs, a company for independent TV production and personal management
1955:
Wrote theme for the animated TV series, "The Heckle and Jeckle Show" (date approximate)
1959:
Produced the NBC game show, "Laugh Line"
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Formed an independent production company with Buck Henry and Mike Nichols
1976:
First feature film, "The Omen"; credited as executive producer
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Served as a production executive on the NBC comedy series, "The Kids from C.A.P.E.R."
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Executive produced the ABC variety series, "The Captain and Tennille"
1978:
Produced the NBC science-fiction comedy series, "Quark"
1979:
First feature credit as producer, "The Frisco Kid"
1980:
Set up Neufeld-Davis Productions with Marvin Davis
1981:
Produced the short-lived ABC drama series, "The American Dream"
1983:
Produced the Broadway revue, "The Flying Karamazov Brothers"
1989:
Established Neufeld/Rehme Productions with Robert G. Rehme
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Executive produced the syndicated action series, "Lightning Force"
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1948
Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 1948
New York University: New York , New York - 1958 - 1960

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wife:
Helen Neufeld. Married on February 28, 1954.
companion:
Tita Cahn. Widow of songwriter Sammy Cahn.

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father:
Philip M Neufeld.
mother:
Margaret Ruth Neufeld.
son:
Bradley David Neufeld.
son:
Glenn Jeremy Neufeld. Visual effects supervisor.
daughter:
Nancy Ann Neufeld. Story editor.
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