Summary: the last of the great independent Hollywood producers who made films that were often based on best-selling books or hit plays, rich in production value and cast with major stars whose career as producer was notable for his association with Barbra Streisand, who was the producer of such films as Funny Girl, The Way We Were, Funny Lady, The Sunshine Boys and The Goodbye Girl, and who received the Motion Picture Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1980 for consistent high quality of production.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: October 3, 1915
Died: January 17, 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California