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Jerry Weintraub
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Producer
    (September 26, 1937-July 6, 2015)
    Born in Brooklyn, New York
    Talent agent/Concert promoter/Film producer
    Founded Management III, Concerts West and Weintraub Entertainment Group
    Managed John Denver, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond and the Pointer Sisters
    Arranged concert tours for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin
    Produced the films 'Nashville' (1975), 'Oh, God!' (1977), 'Cruising' (1980), 'Diner' (1982), 'The Karate Kid' (1984), 'The Karate Kid, Part II' (1986), 'The Karate Kid, Part III' (1989), 'The Next Karate Kid' (1994), 'The Avengers' (1998), 'Oceans Eleven' (2001), 'Oceans Twelve' (2003), 'Oceans Thirteen' (2007) and 'The Karate Kid' (2010)
    He was described as having a 'black belt in name dropping.'
    When Led Zeppelin complained that the sound system was not loud enough, he painted a bunch of cardboard boxes black and lined them up to create a wall of fake speakers. (It did fool the band, who thanked him for improving the sound.)
    He was hired as chair and CEO of United Artists (1985), but was let go after only five months, with UA owner Kirk Kerkorian complaining that he spent too much time at Hollywood parties and not enough closing deals.
    He said, 'When I sit in a room with you, I'm going to sell you something whether you want it or not.'
    He worked his way up from a mailroom clerk at MCA.
    He managed to raise a million dollars in just over 24 hours when Colonel Tom Parker made it a condition for letting him organize a national tour for Elvis.
    He was a colorful raconteur.
    The National Association of Theater Owners named him Producer of the Year (1986).
    He won three Emmys as a producer.
    He joined 'Oceans Eleven' stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle in forming the charity Not on Our Watch and raising over $9 million for humanitarian aid to Darfur.

Credit: C. Fishel


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