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David Wolper

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David L. Wolper photo in Press Release announcing the 2007 NAB Distinguished Service Award

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David Lloyd Wolper (January 11, 1928 – August 10, 2010) was an American television and film producer, responsible for shows such as Roots, The Thorn Birds, North & South, L.A. Confidential, and the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). He also produced numerous documentaries and documentary series including Biography (1961–63), The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (TV), Appointment with Destiny (TV series), This is Elvis, Four Days in November, Imagine: John Lennon, Visions of Eight (1973), and others. Wolper directed the 1959 documentary The Race for Space, which was nominated for an Academy Award. His 1971 film (as executive producer) about the study of insects, The Hellstrom Chronicle, won an Academy Award.

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  • Born: January 11, 1928, New York City

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Prominent entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies
Yahoo Entertainment, 2013-08-28 00:16:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family representative says prominent entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included such industry heavyweights as Michael Eisner, Jim Henson and David Wolper, has died at age 87.

Robert Fitzgerald, TV exec at MCA, dies at 86
Variety, 2011-01-28 00:20:00
TV News: Yale lawyer worked with Lew Wasserman -- Robert Fitzgerald, an attorney who worked with Lew Wasserman at MCA and later with David Wolper, died Jan. 18 in Santa Barbara, Calif., after a lengthy illness. He was 86.

'Roots' Producer David Wolper Dies
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2010-08-11 19:30:01
Wolper's Work Became a Landmark in Television History

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