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Also Known As: Philip Feldman Died: October 6, 1991
Born: January 22, 1922 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: executive, producer, retailer, lawyer

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Former dry goods wholesaler/retailer and lawyer who entered the entertainment industry as legal counsel to Famous Artists Corporation in the early 1950s. Feldman held several executive positions in both business and production capacities with CBS, 20th Century Fox and Seven Arts as well as heading the First Artists production company. As an independent producer he made films by Francis Ford Coppola ("You're a Big Boy Now" 1967), Sam Peckinpah ("The Wild Bunch" 1969 and "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" 1970) and John Badham ("Blue Thunder" 1983).

Former dry goods wholesaler/retailer and lawyer who entered the entertainment industry as legal counsel to Famous Artists Corporation in the early 1950s. Feldman held several executive positions in both business and production capacities with CBS, 20th Century Fox and Seven Arts as well as heading the First Artists production company. As an independent producer he made films by Francis Ford Coppola ("You're a Big Boy Now" 1967), Sam Peckinpah ("The Wild Bunch" 1969 and "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" 1970) and John Badham ("Blue Thunder" 1983).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Blue Thunder (1983) Colonel Coe
2.
 Godfather, Part II, The (1974) Senator No 1
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Served as a first lieutenant, US Army
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Owned a wholesale and retail dry goods firm
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Practiced law
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Served as legal counsel, Famous Artists Corp
1953:
Joined CBS as associate director of business affairs
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Promoted to position of director, business affairs, CBS
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Named vice president, talent and contract properties, CBS
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Became executive vice president, Broadcast Management Inc.
1962:
Named head of business relations, 20th Century-Fox
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Joined 7 Arts Corp as production vice president
1967:
Formed and served as president, Phil Feldman Productions
1967:
Produced first feature film, "You're a Big Boy Now"
1969:
Named president and CEO, First Artists
1972:
Named vice president, Rastar Productions
1975:
Appointed president, First Artists Productions
1980:
Named executive vice president, Rastar
1984:
Started Summa Entertainment Group with Andrew Fogelson
1986:
Last film produced, "Stewardess School"
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts - 1943
Georgetown University: Washington , Washington D.C. - 1946
Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts - 1947
Harvard Law School: Cambridge , Massachusetts - 1949

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wife:
Ruthe Feldman.

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