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Born: October 30, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Profession: screenwriter, producer

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This successful American screenwriter of comedies, many of which are remakes or adaptations of novels (i.e., "Brewster's Millions" 1985, "Pure Luck" 1991), had worked in collaboration with Timothy Harris. The Wisconsin-born Herschel A. Weingrod and his British-born partner have generally met with commercial approval for their efforts like "Twins" (1988) and "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), both of which benefited from headliner Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Falling Down" (1993), which they co-produced, also became a box-office success, but their only real critical success to date has been "Trading Places" (1983), which paired Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.

This successful American screenwriter of comedies, many of which are remakes or adaptations of novels (i.e., "Brewster's Millions" 1985, "Pure Luck" 1991), had worked in collaboration with Timothy Harris. The Wisconsin-born Herschel A. Weingrod and his British-born partner have generally met with commercial approval for their efforts like "Twins" (1988) and "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), both of which benefited from headliner Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Falling Down" (1993), which they co-produced, also became a box-office success, but their only real critical success to date has been "Trading Places" (1983), which paired Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.

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Met Timothy Harris in the United States after they each completed their studies in England
1980:
First screenplay filmed, "Cheaper to Keep Her" (co-written with Harris)
1988:
Received first television credit as co-executive producer (with Harris) of "Street of Dreams", based on Harris' novel "Goodnight and Goodbye"
1991:
Appeared on television documentary mini-series "Naked Hollywood"
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Formed Weingrod/Harris Productions a.k.a. Myrtos Productions
1993:
With Harris, co-produced the box-office hit "Falling Down"
1996:
Was one of four screenwriters on the combined live action/animated feature "Space Jam", starring basketball pro Michael Jordan
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Education

University of Wisconsin: Madison , Wisconsin - 1965 - 1969
National Film School: - 1969 - 1971

Notes

Weingrod and Harris shared a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Screenplay for "Trading Places" in 1983.

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