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Lew Wasserman

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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Lewis Robert "Lew" Wasserman (March 22, 1913 – June 3, 2002) was an American talent agent and studio executive, sometimes credited with creating and later taking apart the studio system[dubious – discuss] in a career spanning more than six decades. He was also the manager of MCA.

Fact file

  • Born: Lewis Robert Wasserman March 22, 1913 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: June 3, 2002 (aged 89) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California
  • Ethnicity: Jewish
  • Occupation: Hollywood studio head; talent agent
  • Spouse(s): Edith Beckerman (m. 1936–2002), (his death)
  • Children: Lynne Kay Wasserman

Read more about Lew Wasserman at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

alexstedman2013
Variety, 2019-04-16 15:00:15
Where is Lew Wasserman when you need him? Hollywood could desperately use an industry statesman to step in and help bridge the acrimonious divide between writers and agents. The current vitriol is sure to be ratcheted up even more this week if the WGA and ATA make good on their ...

alexstedman2013
Variety, 2019-03-12 14:30:49
Skip Paul served as a senior executive at MCA under Sid Sheinberg and Lew Wasserman from 1985 to 1995. Paul is currently a senior adviser at Centerview Partners. He pays tribute to Sheinberg, his mentor and dear friend, who died March 7 at age 84. I first met Sid Sheinberg ...

Sidney Sheinberg, who led MCA/Universal’s rise, dies at 84
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-03-08 17:10:00
Sidney Sheinberg, the longtime entertainment executive who turned MCA and Universal Studios into a top-tier force in Hollywood with Lew Wasserman, has died. He was 84. Sheinberg was for decades one of the most powerful executives in show business, and helped nurture the career of Steven Spielberg,...

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