David Brown

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David Brown
Born(1916-07-28)July 28, 1916
DiedFebruary 1, 2010(2010-02-01) (aged 93)
Cause of deathRenal failure
Alma materStanford University,
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Occupation(s)Producer, author, journalist
Years active1973-2002
Spouse(s)Helen Gurley
(m. 1959-2010; his death)
ChildrenBruce Brown
AwardsIrving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1991)

David Brown (July 28, 1916 – February 1, 2010)[1] was an American movie producer. Brown and business partner Richard D. Zanuck were one of the most successful producers in Hollywood in the 1960s and in the 1970s.

Brown was born in New York City, the son of Lillian (née Baren) and Edward Fisher Brown.[2] He was best known as the producing partner of Richard D. Zanuck. They were jointly awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1990 for their achievements in producing. Among their films were Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975), and other box office hits such as Cocoon (1985), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and A Few Good Men (1992).

Brown had one son (Bruce, from an earlier marriage) who died before him, and a half brother (Edward Fisher Brown Jr.). Brown authored Brown's Guide to the Good Life: Tears, Fears, and Boredom, which gives advice on life. He also wrote Let Me Entertain You, an anecdotal auto-biography.

Brown died at his home in Manhattan from renal failure on February 1, 2010, at the age of 93.[3]

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  1. "www.thestate.com". Archived from the original on 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  2. "David Brown, Acclaimed Movie Producer of Popular Classics Including The Sting, Jaws and Driving Miss Daisy, Author and Journalist, Dead at 93". prnewswire. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  3. Bruce Weber, David Brown, Film and Stage Producer, Dies at 93 The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-03.

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