|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1915, Canada|
|Death: ||Sep. 9, 1994, France|
Canadian-born producer. After a start in theater and TV in the forties he began working in the film industry. In 1958 he co-founded Woodfall Film Productions Ltd. along with director Tony Richardson and playwright John Osborne, a circumstance which made him a name, but his breakthrough was his partnership with Albert "Cubby" Broccoli. They both purchased the screen rights to Ian Fleming's James Bond spy novels and in 1962, they formed Eon Productions bringing "Dr. No" to the screen. Though not an international box-office success, it set the pattern for its sequels which did become blockbusters and boosted first Sean Connery's cinematographic career and later Roger Moore's. This relation would end after the film "The Man with the Golden Gun": Saltzman sold off his share of the Bond films in 1975. Besides these films among which "Goldfinger" and "From Russia with Love" are the most acclaimed, he also produced "Look Back In Anger", "The Entertainer", "E Venne un Uomo" (And There Came a Man), "The Ipcress file", "Campanadas de Medianoche" (Chimes at Midnight), "Battle of Britain", "Nijinsky" and "Tomorrow" among others. He died in Paris, France, of a heart attack.
Created by: Nes Pagani
Record added: May 10, 2006
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