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July 28, 1916|
New York City, New York, U.S.
February 1, 2010 (aged 93)|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Renal failure|
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
|Occupation||Producer, author, journalist|
(m. 1959-2010; his death)
|Awards||Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1991)|
David Brown (July 28, 1916 – February 1, 2010) was an American movie producer. Brown and business partner Richard D. Zanuck were one of the most successful producers in Hollywood in the 1960s and in the 1970s.
Brown was born in New York City, the son of Lillian (née Baren) and Edward Fisher Brown. He was best known as the producing partner of Richard D. Zanuck. They were jointly awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1990 for their achievements in producing. Among their films were Steven Spielberg's Jaws (1975), and other box office hits such as Cocoon (1985), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and A Few Good Men (1992).
Brown had one son (Bruce, from an earlier marriage) who predeceased him, and a half brother (Edward Fisher Brown Jr.). Brown authored Brown's Guide to the Good Life: Tears, Fears, and Boredom, which gives advice on life. He also wrote Let Me Entertain You, an anecdotal auto-biography.
- "David Brown, Acclaimed Movie Producer of Popular Classics Including The Sting, Jaws and Driving Miss Daisy, Author and Journalist, Dead at 93". prnewswire. 1 February 2010. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/david-brown-acclaimed-movie-producer-of-popular-classics-including-the-sting-jaws-and-driving-miss-daisy-author-and-journalist-dead-at-93-83303022.html. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
- Bruce Weber, David Brown, Film and Stage Producer, Dies at 93 The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-03.