Brown, David, 1916-2010

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Dates:
Birth 1916-07-28
Death 2010-02-01
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

David Brown (b.1916) was a major motion picture and stage producer who partnered with Richard D. Zanuck, forming Zanuck/Brown Company (1972-1988). They produced numerous award-winning motion pictures including "The Sugarland Express" (1974), "Jaws" (1975), "Cocoon" (1985), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989). Stage productions of Brown include "Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical" (2002), "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (2005), and "Showtune" (2003). He published several popular books including "Let Me Entertain You" (1990), and "Brown's Guide to the Good Life without Tears, Fears or Boredom" (2006). He was married to Helen Gurley Brown, international editor for "Cosmopolitan Magazine". He was president of The Manhattan Project, Ltd., his own production company, in New York City.

From the description of David Brown papers, 1934-2006. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 123197660

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Subjects:

  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Motion picture producers and directors

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  • United States (as recorded)