Gender
Male
Born
Oct 18, 1929
New York, New York, USA
Died
Dec 01, 2010
Los Angeles, California, USA
Producer
Relations
Husband of
Claire Bloom (1969-1972) divorced
Comments
Biography: Hillard Elkins was born on October 18, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brooklyn College, and started working in the mail room at the William Morris Agency. He eventually headed their theatrical department, and then formed his own company. He is survived by his wife, Sandi Love; his two children, Johnny and Daniel; and his granddaughter, Ellen.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Alice's Restaurant," "A New Leaf," "Oh! Calcutta," "A Doll's House," "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert," and "An Evening with Quentin Crisp." Television credits include: "Pippin: His Life and Times," "The Deadly Game," "American Playhouse," "Father & Son: Dangerous Relations," "Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice," "A Father for Charlie," "Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder," "Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen," "Inside," "In His Father's Shoes," "Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool," and "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots."

Other Awards: Won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Special for "In His Father's Shoes" in 1998.

Trivia:
His clients included: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Robert Culp, Mel Brooks, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, and Sammy Davis Jr. among others.
Oh! Calcutta! (Sep 24, 1976 - Aug 06, 1989)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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The Island (Nov 24, 1974 - May 18, 1975)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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Sizwe Banzi Is Dead (Nov 13, 1974 - May 18, 1975)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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An Evening With Richard Nixon and... (Apr 30, 1972 - May 13, 1972)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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Hedda Gabler (Feb 17, 1971 - Jun 19, 1971)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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A Doll's House (Jan 13, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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The Rothschilds (Oct 19, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Originally produced by Hillard Elkins
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Oh! Calcutta! (Jun 17, 1969 - Aug 12, 1972)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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The Best Laid Plans (Mar 25, 1966 - Mar 26, 1966)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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Golden Boy (Oct 20, 1964 - Mar 05, 1966)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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Come on Strong (Oct 04, 1962 - Nov 03, 1962)
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
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Tony Award®

 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
Produced by Hillard Elkins
 

Best Play

1975 | Nominee  | The Island
Produced by Hillard Elkins
 

Best Musical

1971 | Nominee  | The Rothschilds
Originally produced by Hillard Elkins
 

Best Musical

1965 | Nominee  | Golden Boy
Produced by Hillard Elkins
 

Best Producer of a Musical

1965 | Nominee  | Golden Boy
Produced by Hillard Elkins

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

1975 | Nominee  | Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
Produced by Hillard Elkins
 

Outstanding New Play (Foreign)

1975 | Nominee  | The Island
Produced by Hillard Elkins

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