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Born: January 24, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: executive

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Leonard Goldberg is considered one of the entertainment industry's most successful studio executives and producers, having worked on such acclaimed projects as "Die Hard," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Brain's Song." Early in his career he was responsible for developing and introducing an entirely new genre, the Made-For-Television movie. Goldberg had an extremely successful partnership with Aaron Spelling, producing numerous hit series including "Charlie's Angels," "Hart to Hart," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Family" throughout the late '70s and '80s. The duo also worked on the successful police series "T.J. Hooker," which starred William Shatner. In 1983 he produced the Oscar-nominated film "WarGames" and has worked on the features "The Distinguished Gentleman," "Sleeping with the Enemy" and both films in the "Charlie's Angels" series. In 1984 he produced the Emmy Award-winning television film "Something About Amelia," which was watched over 50 million people. In 2010 he executive produced the drama "Blue Bloods" starring Tom Selleck. Throughout his career, Goldberg's productions have helped launch the careers of many young actors including Richard Gere, Matthew Broderick, and Farrah Fawcett. Goldberg also...

Leonard Goldberg is considered one of the entertainment industry's most successful studio executives and producers, having worked on such acclaimed projects as "Die Hard," "Starsky & Hutch" and "Brain's Song." Early in his career he was responsible for developing and introducing an entirely new genre, the Made-For-Television movie. Goldberg had an extremely successful partnership with Aaron Spelling, producing numerous hit series including "Charlie's Angels," "Hart to Hart," "Starsky and Hutch" and "Family" throughout the late '70s and '80s. The duo also worked on the successful police series "T.J. Hooker," which starred William Shatner. In 1983 he produced the Oscar-nominated film "WarGames" and has worked on the features "The Distinguished Gentleman," "Sleeping with the Enemy" and both films in the "Charlie's Angels" series. In 1984 he produced the Emmy Award-winning television film "Something About Amelia," which was watched over 50 million people. In 2010 he executive produced the drama "Blue Bloods" starring Tom Selleck. Throughout his career, Goldberg's productions have helped launch the careers of many young actors including Richard Gere, Matthew Broderick, and Farrah Fawcett. Goldberg also created the successful game shows "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Last Mogul, The (2005) Cast
2.
 Tur Och Retur (2003)
3.
 Charlie's Angels Uncensored (2003) Interviewee
4.
 Hello, He Lied (2002) Interviewee
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1956:
Worked in ABC-TV research department
1957:
Special projects supervisor NBC-TV research department
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Joined Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn ad agency (responsible for daytime TV and overall broadcast coordinator)
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Returned to ABC-TV as manager of program development
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Became vice president in charge of daytime TV programming
1966:
Named vice president in charge of network TV programming
1969:
Saw production of first story idea on TV, "The Over-the-Hill Gang"
1969:
Resigned from ABC-TV; became vice president of production at Screen Gems
1972:
Left to form Spelling-Goldberg Productions with Aaron Spelling
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Executive produced TV series, "The Rookies"
1972:
Became owner, operator Leonard Goldberg Productions (also established Mandy Films)
1974:
Executive produced first feature, "California Split"
1986:
Named president, COO of 20th Century Fox
1989:
Resigned from Fox
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Education

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania - 1955

Notes

Goldberg has been nominated for Emmys three times with the TV series, "Family" (1976/77, 1977/78, 1979/80). The producer is known for having introduced the made for TV movie during his time as ABC's head of programming, also for such shows as "The Dating Game" (1965-73), "The Newlywed Game" (1966-74) and "Dark Shadows" (1966-71) and with Aaron Spelling "Charlie's Angels" (1976-81), "Starsky and Hutch" (1975-79), "Fantasy Island" (1978-84) and TV movie, "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" (1976). Goldberg is a member of the Malibu Racket Club.

Goldberg is a member of the board for the Spectradyne Inc.

He is also a member and on the board of directors to Cedars Sinai Hospital.

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wife:
Wendy Goldberg. Married on November 26, 1972; born c. 1943; formerly married to Robert Mirisch.

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father:
William Goldberg.
mother:
Jean G Goldberg.
sister-in-law:
Toni Howard. Agent. Works at ICM.
step-son:
John Mirisch. Film distributor.
step-son:
Richard Mirisch. Production assistant.
daughter:
Amanda Goldberg. Producer, former fashion consultant. Co-produced film version of "Charlie's Angels".
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