David Brown (I) (1916–2010)

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David Brown was born on July 28, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer, known for Cocoon (1985), The Player (1992) and Deep Impact (1998). 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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Cocoon Producer
The Player Producer
Deep Impact Producer
A Few Good Men Producer


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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 - produced by)
 1997 The Saint (producer - produced by)
 1996 A Season in Purgatory (TV Mini Series) (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 - produced by)
 1977 MacArthur (executive producer)
 1975 Jaws (producer - produced by)
 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 - produced by)
 1973 The Sting (executive producer - uncredited)
 1973 Sssssss (executive producer)
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Helen Gurley Brown  (his death)

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...Everyone was worried about the performance of Twentieth Century Fox. To make matters worse, Darryl F. Zanuck had a girl that he kept putting in pictures, and Dick didn't like it. He felt it diminished the process and at one point Darryl got it in his head that both Dick and I were trying to remove him from office ... a hostile takeover, if you will. But we weren't! See more »


Launched a successful production company, with Richard D. Zanuck, in the 1970s with two of Steven Spielberg's early films, The Sugarland Express (1974) and Jaws (1975). See more »

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