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Martin Ransohoff (1927–2017)

Martin Ransohoff was born on July 7, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Martin Nelson Ransohoff. He was a producer and writer, known for The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Nightwing (1979) and Silver Streak (1976). He was married to Joan Marie Madgey and Nancy Hope Lundgren. He died on December 13, 2017 in Bel-Air, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nightwing Producer
Silver Streak Producer
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 1997 Turbulence (producer)
 1993 Guilty as Sin (producer)
 1989 Welcome Home (producer)
 1989 Physical Evidence (producer)
 1988 Switching Channels (producer)
 1987 The Big Town (producer)
 1985 Jagged Edge (producer)
 1983 Class (producer)
 1982 Hanky Panky (producer)
 1981 American Pop (producer)
 1980 A Change of Seasons (producer)
 1980 The Mountain Men (A Martin Ransohoff Production)
 1979 The Wanderers (producer)
 1979 Nightwing (producer)
 1979 Co-ed Fever (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Pepperoni Passion (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1976 Silver Streak (executive producer)
 1974 The White Dawn (producer)
 1973 Save the Tiger (producer)
 1972 Fuzz (producer)
 1971 See No Evil (producer)
 1971 10 Rillington Place (producer)
 1970 The Moonshine War (producer)
 1970 Catch-22 (producer)
 1969 Hamlet (producer)
 1969 Castle Keep (producer)
 1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream (executive producer)
 1968 Ice Station Zebra (producer)
 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers (executive producer)
 1967 Our Mother's House (executive producer)
 1967 Don't Make Waves (producer)
 1967 Eye of the Devil (producer)
 1965 The Cincinnati Kid (producer)
 1965 The Loved One (executive producer - uncredited)
 1965 The Sandpiper (producer)
 1964 The Americanization of Emily (producer)
 1963 The Wheeler Dealers (producer)
 1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1962 Boys' Night Out (producer)
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Have you ever noticed the guys who came from my era of show-business all came from varied background. There wasn't a pattern explaining how we all ended up here.


Ransohoff felt compelled to fire director Sam Peckinpah after the beginning of principal shooting on The Cincinnati Kid (1965) due to disagreements over the conception of the film. The incident led to a physical altercation between the two. In the early 1970s, remarking on their fight, Peckinpah claimed Ransofhoff got the worst of it: "I stripped him as naked as one of his badly told lies", ... See more »

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