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Arthur P. Jacobs (1922–1973)

Arthur P. Jacobs is best known for producing the "Planet of the Apes" series. He bought the rights to Pierre Boulle's novel Monkey Planet in 1963. Many film studios passed on the project, stating that the concept was unfilmable. Jacobs persevered, and the film was released in 1968 to wide popular acclaim. Jacobs cast his wife, starlet Natalie ... See full bio »

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 1974 Huckleberry Finn (producer)
 1973 Battle for the Planet of the Apes (producer - produced by)
 1973 Topper Returns (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1973 Tom Sawyer (producer)
 1972 Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (producer - produced by)
 1972 Play It Again, Sam (producer)
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes (producer - produced by)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (producer - produced by)
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips (producer)
 1969 The Chairman (executive producer)
 1968 Planet of the Apes (producer - produced by)
 1967 Doctor Dolittle (producer)
 1964 What a Way to Go! (producer)
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In 1972, served as the executive producer for an unsold sitcom pilot called "The Bear and I", which starred Soupy Sales as a kiddie-show host and Janos Prohaska as the titular ursine character whom almost everyone thinks is a guy in a fur suit, but Soupy knows is really a talking bear.

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He was a chain smoker and heavy drinker who never took exercise, ate indiscriminately and worked long hours at a frantic pace. He was once described as "a heart attack waiting to happen", and did die of a heart attack at only 51. See more »

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