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Born: November 9, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA Profession: executive

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Entered the film industry with MGM in Detroit in the late 1960s and held a variety of executive marketing positions with 20th Century Fox, Rastar, Columbia Pictures and Almi Distributing Corp. during the 1970s and 80s. Forbes formed his own marketing firm during the 1980s and joined MGM as president of distribution and worldwide marketing in 1987, leaving to become president of distribution at Orion Pictures in 1990.

Entered the film industry with MGM in Detroit in the late 1960s and held a variety of executive marketing positions with 20th Century Fox, Rastar, Columbia Pictures and Almi Distributing Corp. during the 1970s and 80s. Forbes formed his own marketing firm during the 1980s and joined MGM as president of distribution and worldwide marketing in 1987, leaving to become president of distribution at Orion Pictures in 1990.

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1968:
Began career with MGM as field person in Detroit
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Named national field coordinator at MGM studio
1973:
Became director of Metrovision
1974:
Joined 20th Century Fox as director of special projects
1976:
Named national director, marketing services, 20th Century Fox
1977:
Left Fox to become marketing director of Rastar Productions
1980:
Named vice president and assistant to the president of Columbia Pictures
1982:
Joined Almi Distributing Corp as vice chairman
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Formed own marketing firm
1983:
First credit as executive producer, "The Big Score"
1987:
Served as New York marketing consultant on "Ishtar"
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Joined MGM/UA as president of distribution; also named president, worldwide marketing, MGM Film Group
1989:
Named president of marketing and distribution, UA Film Group
1990:
Named president of distribution, Orion Pictures in February
1991:
Announced in December that he was leaving Orion
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Education

University of Nebraska: Omaha , Nebraska -

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wife:
LaJean Forbes.

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daughter:
Kelly Forbes.

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