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Sidney Jay Sheinberg
January 14, 1935
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 7, 2019 (aged 84)|
|Education||Law degree from Columbia Law School|
|Alma mater||Columbia University,|
University of Texas School of Law,
Columbia Law School
|Years active||1958 – 2019|
|Known for||Discovering Steven Spielberg,|
Helped make Jaws
|Spouse(s)||Lorraine Gary (m. 1956–present)|
Sidney Jay "Sid" Sheinberg (January 14, 1935 – March 7, 2019) was an American screenwriter, lawyer, and entertainment executive.
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 .
- Bernard F. Dick (1997). City of dreams: the making and remaking of Universal Pictures. University Press of Kentucky. p. 173. https://books.google.com/books?id=e5gzKoozo6sC&pg=PA173#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
- Sid Sheinberg Dies: Former MCA President And COO Was Hollywood Giant