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Also Known As: Sam Roman Died:
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Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: executive, producer, songwriter

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As the privileged scion of the billionaire Bronfmans and one of the three most prominent "Our Crowd" Jewish-American families on his mother's side, Edgar Bronfman Jr had to struggle to prove he was more than a show business dilettante. He chose to skip college to pursue a career as a songwriter and film producer

As the privileged scion of the billionaire Bronfmans and one of the three most prominent "Our Crowd" Jewish-American families on his mother's side, Edgar Bronfman Jr had to struggle to prove he was more than a show business dilettante. He chose to skip college to pursue a career as a songwriter and film producer

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1973:
Produced first film "The Blockhouse"
1973:
Began songwriting career, often collaborating with Bruce Roberts under the pseudonym Junior Miles
1977:
Broadway producing debut, "Ladies of the Alamo" by Paul Zindel
1982:
Produced first Hollywood film "The Border"
1983:
Joined Seagram Company, Ltd., the family-owned producer and marketer of distilled spirits and beverages
1989:
Became president of Seagram Company
1994:
Added title CEO of Seagram Company
1995:
Negotiated purchase of MCA Inc. from Matsushita
1995:
Became president and CEO of MCA Inc.
1995:
Entered into distribution deal with DreamWorks SKG
1997:
Sold Universal TV assets to Barry Diller for $4 billion
1998:
Reorganized Seagram's holdings; creating three divisions: beverages, music and film, theme parks and international TV
2000:
Oversaw sale of Seagram to the French conglomorate Vivendi
2001:
In December, announced he was stepping down from an executive capacity at Vivendi Universal effective in the first quarter of 2002; remained as vice chair of the board
2002:
Joined producing team of the Broadway-bound musical "Never Gonna Dance"
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wife:
Sherry Brewer. Actor. Introduced by Dionne Warwick; eloped in mid-1970s; has three children; divorced.
wife:
Clarissa Alcock Bronfman. Born in Venezuela; married in 1993.

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grandfather:
Joseph L Loeb Sr. Investor, philanthropist. Maternal grandfather; died on December 8, 1996 at age of 94.
father:
Edgar Bronfman. Executive. Born c. 1931 in Canada; divorced from Bronfman's mother.
mother:
Ann Loeb Bronfman. Married Edgar Bronfman in 1953; divorced.
brother:
Samuel Bronfman II. Born in 1954; kidnapped and held for ransom for nine days in 1975.
brother:
Matthew Bronfman. Younger.
brother:
Adam Bronfman. Younger.
sister:
Holly Bronfman. Younger.
son:
Ben Bronfman. Born c. 1982; mother Sherry Brewer.
nephew:
Nicholas Loeb. Director, actor.
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