Hollywood producer David Brown dead
David Brown, producer of hits like A Few Good Men and Deep Impact, died at his home in New York City Sunday following a prolonged illness. He was 93.india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 19:46 IST
David Brown, producer of hits like A Few Good Men and Deep Impact, died at his home in New York City Sunday following a prolonged illness. He was 93. He is survived by his wife, long time editor of America's Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown.
The movie mogul's long career began in the 1950s - he was credited with discovering the script for the 1956 movie Love Me Tender, which brought music legend Elvis Presley to the big screen for the first time, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
Brown went on to form a successful producing partnership with his long time colleague Richard D. Zanuck. Their company launched in the 1970s with two of Steven Spielberg's early films - The Sugarland Express (1974) and Jaws (1975).
Brown formed his own production company - The Manhattan Project Ltd - in 1988 and went on to secure success with movie hits including A Few Good Men, Deep Impact, Angela's Ashes and Road to Perdition.
He also produced numerous Broadway musicals including Sweet Smell of Success: The Musical and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.