Music Manager, Concert Promoter Turned Movie Mogul Jerry Weintraub Dies At 77
July 6, 2015 at 3:19 PM (PT)
Music industry manager and concert promoter-turned-movie producer JERRY WEINTRAUB has passed away at his home in the PALM SPRINGS area of undisclosed causes TODAY (7/6) at the age of 77, TMZ is reporting.
WEINTRAUB spent his early years in the entertainment industry at WILLIAM MORRIS and MCA, then at his own personal management company, which expanded into concert promotion. Among the acts with whom WEINTRAUB worked were JOHN DENVER, FRANK SINATRA, ELVIS PRESLEY, LED ZEPPELIN, NEIL DIAMOND, THE CARPENTERS, THE FOUR SEASONS, and many more, as well as singer JANE MORGAN, his wife.
He began his involvement with theatrical films with "NASHVILLE" in 1975, later producing his client JOHN DENVER's "OH, GOD!" and movies like "DINER," "THE KARATE KID" and its sequels, the "OCEAN'S ELEVEN" remake and its sequels, and several others. WEINTRAUB also served for a five-month period as Chairman and CEO of UNITED ARTISTS from DECEMBER 1985 to APRIL 1986.
WEINTRAUB remained active in the film industry to his death, most recently as Executive Producer of the HBO LIBERACE biopic "BEHIND THE CANDELABRA," the hockey documentary "RED ARMY," the current HBO series "THE BRINK," and the upcoming "TARZAN" reboot. His 2010 memoir was entitled "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead."