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Also Known As: Robert Cooper Died:
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Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, CA Profession: executive, TV personality, producer, lawyer (criminal prosecutor)

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Trained as a lawyer, Cooper became a well-known television personality in his native Canada when he hosted "Ombudsman", a news magazine show resembling American TV's "60 Minutes". He later expanded his range of interest and influence when he became chairman of his own production company, Robert Cooper Entertainment, and later an executive at Home Box Office, eventually holding the office of president. Cooper had pushed the cable network toward the production of provocative, large-scale miniseries and movies, such as "The Josephine Baker Story" (1991) and "And the Band Played On" (1993). In July 1996, he was named to succeed Marc Platt as head of TriStar Pictures but his tenure there was relatively brief. Cooper resigned in May 1997 to accept the position of head of production at DreamWorks SKG.

Trained as a lawyer, Cooper became a well-known television personality in his native Canada when he hosted "Ombudsman", a news magazine show resembling American TV's "60 Minutes". He later expanded his range of interest and influence when he became chairman of his own production company, Robert Cooper Entertainment, and later an executive at Home Box Office, eventually holding the office of president. Cooper had pushed the cable network toward the production of provocative, large-scale miniseries and movies, such as "The Josephine Baker Story" (1991) and "And the Band Played On" (1993). In July 1996, he was named to succeed Marc Platt as head of TriStar Pictures but his tenure there was relatively brief. Cooper resigned in May 1997 to accept the position of head of production at DreamWorks SKG.

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 Divorcing Jack (1998) Civil Servant
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Served as chair of Robert Cooper Entertainment (now known as Citadel Entertainment), a development and production company
1983:
Produced HBO's first original film, "The Terry Fox Story"; also did "Between Friends", starring Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Burnett
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Produced 44 episodes of the latenight crime drama, "Adderly", for CBS
1988:
Named senior vice president of HBO Pictures
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Named president of HBO
1996:
Became head of TriStar Pictures in July
1997:
Resigned from TriStar Pictures in May to accept post as head of production at DreamWorks SKG
1999:
Replaced at DreamWorks by Jeffrey Katzenberg; formed Robert Cooper Productions to develop projects for the studio
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Formed Landscape Entertainment, an Internet content provider; signed deal with David Cronenberg
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Education

McGill University: Montreal , Quebec -
McGill University: Montreal , Quebec -
McGill University: Montreal , Quebec -

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