Sid Sheinberg

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Sid Sheinberg
Sidney Jay Sheinberg

(1935-01-14)January 14, 1935
DiedMarch 7, 2019(2019-03-07) (aged 84)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationLaw degree from Columbia Law School
Alma materColumbia University,
University of Texas School of Law,
Columbia Law School
OccupationLawyer, executive
Movie producer
Years active1958 – 2019
EmployerUniversal Studios,
Revue Productions
Known forDiscovering Steven Spielberg,
Helped make Jaws
Lorraine Gary (m. 1956)

Sidney Jay "Sid" Sheinberg (January 14, 1935 – March 7, 2019) was an American screenwriter, lawyer, and entertainment executive.

Sheinberg, the son of immigrants, a Ukrainian mother and a Polish father, is Jewish and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas where he was born on January 14, 1935.[1]

In June 1973, Sheinberg was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of MCA, Inc. At the time he was 38. During his presidency, Universal Pictures, a division of MCA, Inc., released the films that grossed more in each of the past three decades, starting with Jaws in 1975, following with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and concluding with Jurassic Park in 1993.

Sid Sheinberg married actress Lorraine Gary in 1956. They had two sons: Bill and Jonathan Sheinberg, both of whom work as film producers. Sheinberg died on March 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, aged 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bernard F. Dick (1997). City of dreams: the making and remaking of Universal Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. p. 173. ISBN 0813170044. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  2. Sid Sheinberg Dies: Former MCA President And COO Was Hollywood Giant

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