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Born: May 14, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, producer

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David V Picker has spent more than forty years in the film business, working his way up from the publicity department to the executive suites at United Artists during a 15-year tenure with the company. He has also held executive posts at both Paramount and Columbia. Between his corporate stints and after his days behind the desks of power waned, Picker served as producer or executive producer on varied projects, ranging from biopics to crowd-pleasing comedies to strong dramatic fare.

David V Picker has spent more than forty years in the film business, working his way up from the publicity department to the executive suites at United Artists during a 15-year tenure with the company. He has also held executive posts at both Paramount and Columbia. Between his corporate stints and after his days behind the desks of power waned, Picker served as producer or executive producer on varied projects, ranging from biopics to crowd-pleasing comedies to strong dramatic fare.

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1956:
Was hired in advertising and publicity department of United Artists (UA)
1961:
Became assistant to president, UA
1969:
Became vice president at UA
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Rose through the ranks to become executive vice president of UA Records, 1st vice president of UA and eventually president of UA
1973:
Left UA to open own production company
1974:
Was executive producer of "Juggernaut" and "Lenny"
1976:
Became president of motion picture division, Paramount
1978:
Produced "Oliver's Story"
1978:
Was president of feature films fat Lorimar
1979:
Produced "The Jerk"
1984:
Joined Harry Belafonte to produce "Beat Street"
1987:
Was president and COO at Columbia Pictures
1990:
Produced Bette Midler vehicle, "Stella"
1996:
With Robert Miller, produced "The Crucible"
1997:
Named president of Worldwide Production at Hallmark Entertainment
1998:
Served as one of the executive producers of the Emmy-nominated miniseries "The Temptations"
1999:
Was an executive producer of the Emmy-nominated miniseries "P.T. Barnum" (A&E)
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Education

Dartmouth College: Hanover , New Hampshire - 1953

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father:
Eugene Picker. Executive. Worked for Loew's Theatres.
uncle:
Arnold Picker. Executive.
sister:
Jean Picker Firstenberg. Director of the American Film Institute.
daughter:
Caryn Picker. Executive. Worked at Miramax.
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