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David Brown (I) (1916–2010)

David Brown was born on July 28, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer, known for Jaws (1975), A Few Good Men (1992) and Chocolat (2000). He was married to Helen Gurley Brown. He died on February 1, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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 2002 Framed (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 Along Came a Spider (producer)
 2000 Chocolat (producer)
 1999 Angela's Ashes (producer)
 1998 Deep Impact (producer)
 1997 Kiss the Girls (producer)
 1997 The Saint (producer)
 1996 A Season in Purgatory (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Canadian Bacon (producer)
 1993 Watch It (executive producer)
 1993 The Cemetery Club (producer)
 1992 A Few Good Men (producer)
 1992 Rich in Love (co-producer)
 1992 The Player (producer)
 1991 Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (TV Movie) (producer)
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie) (producer)
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (executive producer)
 1988 Cocoon: The Return (producer)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Barrington (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1985 Target (producer)
 1985 Cocoon (producer)
 1982 The Verdict (producer)
 1981 Neighbors (producer)
 1980 The Island (producer)
 1978 Jaws 2 (producer)
 1977 MacArthur (executive producer - as a Richard D. Zanuck David Brown production)
 1975 Jaws (producer)
 1975 The Eiger Sanction (executive producer)
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka (producer)
 1974 The Black Windmill (executive producer)
 1974 The Sugarland Express (producer)
 1974 Willie Dynamite (producer)
 1973 The Sting (executive producer - uncredited)
 1973 Sssssss (executive producer)
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a Richard D. Zanuck David Brown production

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I saw a 60 Minutes (1968) piece on Dustin Hoffman the other day and he said something that echoes my own philosophy: "I like to make good movies regardless of finance". That's what I respect in other producers. David Geffen made a speech here in New York where he said: "Live action films are hardly worth making anymore because the costs are phenomenal".

When we made Jaws (1975) and the budget went... See more »


Began in films as a story editor for 20th Century Fox. See more »

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