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Born: June 29, 1930 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Producer ...
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From the age of eleven performed on over 300 radio shows including "Let's Pretend", "Archie Andrews", "The Aldrich Family", "Radio Reader's Digest" and "Gangbusters"
1947:
TV acting debut, "Elizabeth and Essex"
1951:
Went into clothing business as partner with brother, Charles Evans and Joseph Picone, founding Evan-Picone women's sportswear (until 1967) (date approximate)
1957:
Chosen by retired film star Norma Shearer to play her late husband, MGM producer Irving Thalberg, in the film biopic of actor Lon Chaney, "Man of a Thousand Faces"
1958:
Guest columnist for NEW YORK JOURNAL-AMERICAN
1966:
Joined 20th Century Fox as an independent producer
1966:
Became vice-president in charge of production, Paramount Pictures
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Named vice president in charge of worldwide production, Paramount
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Became executive vice president in charge of worldwide production, Paramount
1976:
Professor of film, Brown University
1980:
Arrested and convicted on a misdemeanor cocaine charge
1981:
Debut as TV producer, "Get High on Yourself", celebrity anti-drug specials
1991:
Signed exclusive five-year producing deal with Paramount after a hiatus from active producing
1998:
Suffered a mild stroke (on May 6)
2002:
Narrated and was subject of Sundance-screened documentary "The Kid Stays in the Picture", based on his memoir and directed by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgan
2002:
Received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
2002:
Signed to develop an animated series for Comedy Central starring himself in real-life show biz anecdotes; a sequel of sorts to "The Kid Stays in the Picture"
2003:
Executive produced the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

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