Producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

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Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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Jerry Weintraub, the dynamic producer and manager who pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as Nashville and Ocean’s Eleven, has died. He was 77.

Weintraub’s representatives say he died yesterday of cardiac arrest in Santa Barbara, California.

Weintraub became a top concert promoter in the 1970s, working with the likes of Elvis Presley and shaping John Denver’s career.

He then tackled the movie business and produced such films as Oh, God, Diner and The Karate Kid and its sequels.

Though Weintraub’s attempt to found his own studio ended in bankruptcy, his success as an independent producer spanned decades, including 2013’s Emmy-winning Behind the Candelabra.

He died with numerous projects in development, including the recently-debuted HBO series The Brink and an upcoming remake of Tarzan.

Published: Tuesday 7th July 2015 by The News Editor

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