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Bert Schneider

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Also Known As: Died: December 12, 2011
Born: May 5, 1933 Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Raised in New Rochelle, NY
1953:
After expulsion from Cornell, went to work for his father Abraham at Screen Gems, the television division of Columbia Pictures
1965:
Quit Screen Gems to form Raybert Productions with Bob Rafelson
1966:
Produced the NBC series "The Monkees," featuring the titular musical group; co-created with Bob Rafelson; made a cameo during an episode that aired in 1968
1968:
Early executive producing credit, The Monkees' feature film "Head" directed by Rafelson
1969:
First film collaboration with Jack Nicholson, "Easy Rider" in which Nicholson played a supporting role; directed by Dennis Hopper; made for less than $300,000, the film grossed $20 million in box office
1970:
Executive produced the drama "Five Easy Pieces," starring Nicholson and directed by Rafelson
1971:
Executive produced the Oscar-winning "The Last Picture Show," directed by Peter Bogdanovich
1971:
Produced Nicholson's feature directorial debut "Drive, He Said"
1974:
Produced the Vietnam War documentary "Hearts and Minds"; won the Oscar for Best Documentary, Features; while accepting the Oscar, read a telegram offering "greetings of friendship" from the head of the North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris peace talks, which prompted protests from Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra
1978:
Produced Terrence Malick's romantic drama "Days of Heaven," starring Richard Gere and Sam Shepard
1981:
Produced final film, Michie Gleason's "Broken English"
1997:
Featured in the documentary "Hey, Hey We're the Monkees"
1999:
Partly inspired Peter Fonda's character Terry Valentine in the Steven Soderbergh crime drama "The Limey"

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