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Dawn Steel
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    (August 19, 1946-December 20, 1997)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Dawn Spielberg (no relation to Steven)
    Production chief at Paramount Studios (1984-87)
    President of Columbia Pictures (1987-89)
    Produced 'Cool Runnings' (1993), 'Sister Act 2' (1993), 'Angus' (1995), 'Fallen' (1998) and 'City of Angels' (1998)
    Wrote the biography 'They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You' (1994)
    She dropped out of Boston University to become a secretary.
    When she got a marketing job at 'Penthouse,' she told her parents she was working for 'Mademoiselle.'
    She sold novelty toilet paper imprinted with the Gucci logo, prompting a lawsuit from the designer.
    Her first marriage lasted 10 months.
    She cut a gay character from 'Angus' when one person yelled 'Faggot!' at the test screening.
    She asked a prospective assistant, 'The last one left because I called her a cunt. Would that be a problem for you?'
    She was nicknamed 'The Tank' for her ability to plow through red tape and bureaucracy.
    She was fired from Paramount while on maternity leave.
    She considered the decision to restore and re-release the classic 'Lawrence of Arabia' one of the highlights of her tenure at Columbia.
    She was the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio.

Credit: C. Fishel

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