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David Brown

Producer
( b. Jul 28, 1916 New York, New York, USA - d. Feb 01, 2010 New York, New York, USA ) Male

Biography: David Brown was born on July 28, 1916 in New York City to Lillian and Edward Fisher Brown. He attended Stanford University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He contributed to publications such as The Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s, Collier’s, and Cosmopolitan. He married Helen Gurley Brown. He founded a production company with Richard D. Zanuck in the 1970s that produced films such as “The Sugarland Express” and “Jaws.”
Film Credits Include: “Willie Dynamite,” “The Sugarland Express,” “The Black Windmill,” “The Girl from Petrovka,” “The Eiger Sanction,” “Jaws,” “MacArthur,” “Jaws 2,” “The Island,” “Neighbors,” “The Verdict,” “Cocoon,” “Target, “ “Driving Miss Daisy,” “The Player,” “Rich in Love,” “A Few Good Men, “ “The Cemetary Club,” “Watch It,” “Canadian Bacon,” “The Saint,” “Kiss the Girls,” “Deep Impact,” “Angela’s Ashes,” “Chocolat,” and “Along Came a Spider.”
Other Awards: Received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Academy Awards in 1991. Received an Honorary Award from the Writers Guild of America in 1999.
Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on February 3, 2010.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by David Brown
Mar 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006
Sweet Smell of Success
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by David Brown
Mar 14, 2002 - Jun 15, 2002
The Cemetery Club
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by David Brown
May 15, 1990 - Jul 01, 1990
Tru
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • Produced by David Brown
Dec 14, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
A Few Good Men
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by David Brown
Nov 15, 1989 - Jan 26, 1991
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by David Brown
Aug 04, 2006 - Aug 19, 2007
2005 Tony Award® Best Musical
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [nominee]
Produced by David Brown
2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Musical
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [nominee]
Produced by David Brown
2002 Tony Award® Best Musical
Sweet Smell of Success [nominee]
Produced by David Brown
2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Musical
Sweet Smell of Success [nominee]
Produced by David Brown
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