Emigrated to the USA with his family when he was still an infant
Began working in the theater and in TV in the 1940s
Entered the film industry
Was one of the co-founders, along with director Tony Richardson and playwright/screenwriter John Osborne, of the production company, Woodfall Film Productions
Provided story basis for the screenplay of the film, "The Iron Petticoat"
Produced first film, "Look Back in Anger"
First screen credit as "executive producer", "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
Formed Eon Productions with Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli
Produced (with Broccoli) the first of the James Bond films, "Dr. No"
Produced (without Albert Broccoli) the first of three spy films featuring the character of Harry Palmer, "The Ipcress File"
Formed another production company (without Broccoli), Lowndes Productions; first production, "Funeral in Berlin" (1966), a sequel to "The Ipcress File"
Formed another company with Broccoli for film production and distribution, Danjaq S.A.
Produced last James Bond film, "The Man with the Golden Gun"; was also last producing collaboration with Albert Broccoli
Sold interest in Danjaq to United Artists, which had distributed the James Bond films
Produced first film in six years, "Nijinsky"
Cut down his activities after suffering a stroke
Produced the short-lived Broadway play, "A Little Family Business", starring Angela Lansbury and John McMartin
Produced another film eight years later, his last, "Dom Za Vesanje/Time of the Gypsies", a British-Yugoslavian co-production