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Lew Wasserman (1913–2002)


Lew Wasserman was born on March 22, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Louis Robert Wasserman. He was an executive. He was married to Edie Wasserman. He died on June 3, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1997 Loose Tooth (Short) (special thanks)
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 2005 The Last Mogul (TV Special documentary)
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 1996 The 1996 Annual Lucy Awards (TV Special)
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 1987 Citizen Steve (Documentary short)
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 1979 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (TV Special documentary)
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 1974 The 46th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
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 2010 Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Fade Out, Fade In (2010) ... Himself (uncredited)
- The Attack of the Small Screens: 1950-1960 (2010) ... Himself (uncredited)
 2003 The 75th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
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 1999 Reputations (TV Series documentary)
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- Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (1999) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1995 The Universal Story (TV Movie documentary)
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[In 1960 to his diver as they hear Ted Williams hit a home run in his last Major League at bat] At age forty-four, Ted Williams is an old man for baseball, and at forty I'm an old man for the agency business. [Despite his words, Wasseman was forty-seven at the time.] See more »

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Chairman and CEO of MCA (Music Corporation of America), the parent of Universal Studios, until 1990 when it was sold to Matsushita for $6.6 billion. Wasserman made an estimated $350 million from the sale, and was retained as a manager. When Seagram bought MCA in 1995, he retired from management, but remained on the board of directors until 1998. See more »

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