|Date of Birth||5 February 1921 , Bakersfield, California, USA|
|Date of Death||4 December 1999 , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Birth Name||Jackson Barret Mahon|
Mini Bio (1)
At Stalag Luft III Mahon worked on the tunnels made famous by the movie The Great Escape (1963). He had escaped before that breakout, but was captured on the Czech border when his feet became too sore to go on. He escaped later only to be recaptured and was finally liberated by Patton's 3rd Army in 1945. The part played by Steve McQueen in the movie was loosely based upon Mahon. After the war he became the personal pilot for, and later the manager of, Errol Flynn. Having produced a number of Flynn and Gina Lollobrigida pictures, as well as a considerable output of children's programs, Mahon established The Production Machine, a high-tech film production company in Hollywood, making motion pictures for theatrical and television release. Mahon was the first movie producer to adapt and apply computer technology (as well spreadsheet applications, such as MultiPlan) to the breakdown, scheduling, budgeting and financial analysis of feature-length motion pictures and movies-of-the-week for Columbia Pictures. Barry is the father of Columbia/CBS producer Doris Keating (Passion Flower (1986), My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985), Leaving Home (1996), A Touch of Scandal (1984), Stranded (1986)) and was a mentor to producer/director James Jaeger for over 15 years before he passed away in 1999.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Jaeger
|Clelle Mahon||(? - 4 December 1999) (his death)|