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David L. Wolper (1928–2010)


David L. Wolper was born on January 11, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as David Lloyd Wolper. He was a producer, known for L.A. Confidential (1997), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and Biography (1961). He was married to Gloria Hill, Dawn Richard and Toni Carroll. He died on August 10, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2002 Roots: Celebrating 25 Years (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2000 Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century (Video documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Celebrate the Century (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer)
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1998 Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Terror in the Mall (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... (executive producer)
 1997 L.A. Confidential (executive producer)
 1996 Surviving Picasso (producer)
 1996 The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Prince for a Day (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Murder in the First (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Arnold Palmer (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Babe Didrikson Zaharias (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Ben Hogan (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Bobby Jones (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Byron Nelson (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Gene Sarazen (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Heroes of Open (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Jack Nicklaus (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Lee Trevino (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Mickey Wright (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Patty Berg (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heroes of the Game: Sam Snead (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Without Warning (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1994 Golf: The Greatest Game (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 On Trial (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Celebration of a Life: Steven J. Ross Chairman of Time Warner (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1993 Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie) (producer)
 1993 The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1992 Celebrations (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 Bed of Lies (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1991 Best of the Worst (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1991 Dillinger (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Warner Bros. Celebration of Tradition, June 2, 1990 (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1990 When You Remember Me (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Roots: The Gift (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Imagine: John Lennon (Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1988 What Price Victory (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (executive producer)
 1987 The Betty Ford Story (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1986 Liberty Weekend (TV Special documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (executive producer)
 1985 North and South (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (executive producer)
 1984 Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad (TV Series) (producer)
 1984 His Mistress (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 The Mystic Warrior (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1983 Casablanca (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Divorce Casablanca Style (1983) ... (executive producer)
- The Cashier and the Belly Dancer (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Jenny (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Master Builder's Woman (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Who Am I Killing (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part 4 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Part 3 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Part 2 (1983) ... (executive producer)
- Part 1 (1983) ... (executive producer)
 1982 Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1982 Murder Is Easy (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 Small World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1981 This Is Elvis (executive producer)
 1981 The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (executive producer)
 1980 The Silent Lovers (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 The Scarlett O'Hara War (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 This Year's Blonde (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1978 Roots: One Year Later (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1965-1978 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 29 episodes)
- The Great Whales (1978) ... (executive producer)
- The Animal Nobody Loved (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Search for the Great Apes (1976) ... (executive producer)
- This Britain: Heritage of the Sea (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Bushmen of the Kalahari (1974) ... (executive producer)
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Part I (1977) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974-1976 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Last Days (1976) ... (executive producer)
- Crossing Fox River (1976) ... (executive producer)
- The Unwilling Warrior (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Prairie Lawyer (1975) ... (executive producer)
- Sad Figure, Laughing (1975) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1975 I Will Fight No More Forever (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974-1975 Get Christie Love! (TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes)
- I'm Your New Neighbor (1975) ... (executive producer)
- A Few Excess People (1975) ... (executive producer)
- A Fashion Heist (1975) ... (executive producer)
- From Paris with Love (1975) ... (executive producer)
- The Big Rematch (1975) ... (executive producer)
 1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (TV Movie) (producer)
 1975 Up from the Ape (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1975 The Honorable Sam Houston (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1974 Monsters! Mysteries or Myths? (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1974 Flight: The Sky's the Limit (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1973 Visions of Eight (Documentary) (producer)
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1973 The 500 Pound Jerk (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972 Make Mine Red, White and Blue (TV Movie) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1972 Two Is a Happy Number (executive producer)
 1972 King, Queen, Knave (producer)
 1972 The Crucifixion of Jesus (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1971 Appointment with Destiny (TV Series) (producer)
 1971 The Hellstrom Chronicle (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1970 I Love My Wife (executive producer)
 1970 The Unfinished Journey of Robert Kennedy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1969 Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1969 Making of the President 1968 (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1969 The Bridge at Remagen (producer)
 1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (executive producer)
 1968 Sophia: A Self-Portrait (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1968 Hemingway's Spain: A Love Affair (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1968 The Devil's Brigade (producer)
 1968 The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)
 1967 The Big Land (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1967 A Nation of Immigrants (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1966 The Making of a President: 1964 (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (Documentary) (producer)
 1966 A Laurel and Hardy Cartoon (TV Series) (producer)
 1965 Miss Television U.S.A. (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1965 The Incredible World of James Bond (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1964-1965 Men in Crisis (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Pershing vs Ludendorff (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Hitler vs Hindenburg (1965) ... (executive producer)
- Churchill vs Goering (1964) ... (executive producer)
 1964 A Thousand Days: A Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1964 Four Days in November (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963-1964 Hollywood and the Stars (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- The Wild and Wonderful Thirties (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Great Directors (1964) ... (executive producer)
- What a Way to Go: An Extravaganza in the Making (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth (1964) ... (executive producer)
- The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 2 (1964) ... (executive producer)
 1964 Krebiozen and Cancer: Thirteen Years of Bitter Conflict (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Story of a Rodeo Cowboy (Documentary) (executive producer - uncredited)
 1963 The Making of the President 1960 (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Project: Man in Space (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Biography of a Rookie: The Willie Davis Story (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 The Yanks Are Coming (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Escape to Freedom (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1963 Hollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1961-1963 Biography (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 64 episodes)
- Wendell Willkie (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Thomas E. Dewey (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Queen Elizabeth II (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Princess Margaret (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Nikita Khrushchev (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1962 D-Day (TV Short) (producer)
 1962 Hollywood: The Fabulous Era (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 D-Day June 6, 1944 (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1962 Story Of... (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Story of an Actress (1962) ... (executive producer)
 1961 Hollywood: The Golden Years (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer - uncredited) / (producer)
 1961 The Rafer Johnson Story (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1959 The Race for Space (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
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In 1973 he served as the executive producer for an unsold television pilot based on his TV movie The 500 Pound Jerk (1973). The comedy included scenes from the telefilm as well as new footage that told the story of how the American weightlifter and the Russian gymnast adjust to life in the U.S. following the Olympics. The show ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

David Wolper
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Personal Quote:

A producer is a person who dreams. Good producers make dreams come true.

Trivia:

House in Napa Valley, CA with 2 lakes and 9-hole golf course sold in 1999 for $9 Million. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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