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Sid Sheinberg
Born Sidney Jay Sheinberg
January 14, 1935(1935-01-14)
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
Died March 7, 2019(2019-03-07) (aged 84)
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Ethnicity Ukrainian-Polish-Jewish
Citizenship United States
Education Law degree from Columbia Law School
Alma mater Columbia University,
University of Texas School of Law,
Columbia Law School
Occupation Lawyer, executive
Movie producer
Years active 1958 – 2019
Employer Universal Studios,
Revue Productions
Known for Discovering Steven Spielberg,
Helped make Jaws
Influenced Steven Spielberg
Religion Judaism
Spouse Lorraine Gary (m. 1956–present) «start: (1956)»"Marriage: Lorraine Gary to Sid Sheinberg" Location: (linkback:
Children 2

Sidney Jay "Sid" Sheinberg (January 14, 1935 – March 7, 2019) was an American screenwriter, lawyer, and entertainment executive.

Sheinberg, the son of immigrants, a Ukrainian mother and a Polish father, is Jewish and grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas where he was born on January 14, 1935.[1]

In June 1973, Sheinberg was elected President and Chief Operating Officer of MCA, Inc. At the time he was 38. During his presidency, Universal Pictures, a division of MCA, Inc., released the films that grossed more in each of the past three decades, starting with Jaws in 1975, following with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1982 and concluding with Jurassic Park in 1993 .

Sid Sheinberg married actress Lorraine Gary in 1956. They had two sons: Bill and Jonathan Sheinberg, both of whom work as film producers. Sheinberg died on March 7, 2019 in Beverly Hills, aged 84.[2]


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