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Also Known As: Larry Turman Died:
Born: November 28, 1926 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: producer, director, talent agent, screenwriter, professor, textile employee

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After spending time working in the family textile business, Lawrence Turman entered show business as a talent agent in the 1950s. By 1960, he had formed a producing partnership with Stuart Millar that yielded the soapy "The Young Doctors" (1961) and the critically recognized political drama "The Best Man" (1964). Turman had perhaps his crowning achievement early as co-producer of Mike Nichols' seminal "The Graduate" (1967). After scoring with the film version of the Broadway drama "The Great White Hope" (1970), he entered into a prolific collaboration with fellow producer David Foster that resulted in such well regarded Broadway-based films, like "Mass Appeal" (1984) and youth films, like "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Gleaming the Cube" (1989). Joining with Emese Green, the newly formed TFG Films produced the Meryl Streep adventure film "The River Wild" (1991). That same year, Turman accepted the directorship of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC. More recently, he and John Morrissey created a new producing entity whose first feature was "American History X" (1998), starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong.

After spending time working in the family textile business, Lawrence Turman entered show business as a talent agent in the 1950s. By 1960, he had formed a producing partnership with Stuart Millar that yielded the soapy "The Young Doctors" (1961) and the critically recognized political drama "The Best Man" (1964). Turman had perhaps his crowning achievement early as co-producer of Mike Nichols' seminal "The Graduate" (1967). After scoring with the film version of the Broadway drama "The Great White Hope" (1970), he entered into a prolific collaboration with fellow producer David Foster that resulted in such well regarded Broadway-based films, like "Mass Appeal" (1984) and youth films, like "Short Circuit" (1986) and "Gleaming the Cube" (1989). Joining with Emese Green, the newly formed TFG Films produced the Meryl Streep adventure film "The River Wild" (1991). That same year, Turman accepted the directorship of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC. More recently, he and John Morrissey created a new producing entity whose first feature was "American History X" (1998), starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong.

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  Second Thoughts (1983) Director

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Worked in father's texile business for five years
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Began showbiz career as a talent agent with the Kurt Frings Agency
1960:
With Stuart Millar, formed Millar-Turman Productions
1961:
Produced first film, "The Young Doctors"
1964:
Last film with Stuart Millar, "The Best Man"
1967:
Formed own production company, Lawrence Turman, Inc.; first feature "The Flim-Flam Man"
1967:
Was co-producer of "The Graduate"; earned Best Picture Oscar nomination
1971:
Film directing debut, "The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker"; also produced
1973:
Executive produced first TV-movie, "She Lives" (ABC)
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Was executive producer of TV series "Get Christie Love" (ABC)
1975:
With David Foster, formed Turman-Foster Company (date approximate)
1983:
Directed second feature "Second Thoughts"; also scripted
1986:
Produced comedy hit, "Short Circuit"
1991:
Named director of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program at USC
1991:
Founded TFG film and TV production company with David Foster and independent producer Emese Green
1994:
Produced Meryl Streep action film, "The River Wild"
1996:
Returned to TV-movies with small screen remake of "Pretty Poison" (Fox)
1996:
With John Morrissey, formed Turman/Morrissey Company; briefly took over Rastar Productions
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

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wife:
Suzanne Turman. Divorced; died in 1995.
wife:
Laurie Turman.

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father:
Jack Turman. In textile business.
son:
John D Turman. Producer. Born in August 1959.
son:
Andrew P Turman. Director of photography. Born in September 1963.
son:
Peter J Turman. Director. Born in October 1965.
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