Jerry Weintraub

Jerry Weintraub

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 6 Jul 2015 (aged 77)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Solomon, block 11, plot PV1, space 3
Memorial ID 148772587 · View Source
Suggest Edits

American Producer. Weintraub had a career that spanned half a century in the worlds of music, film and television. After serving in the Air Force, he made his way to Hollywood where he worked in the mail room at the William Morris Agency before becoming an agent at MCA, where he worked as an assistant to Lew Wasserman. By the mid-1960s, he struck out with a couple of friends to start a management company and promoting concerts. Eventually his companies would go on to produce tours by Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, John Denver, Led Zeppelin and Frank Sinatra, and manage acts including the Pointer Sisters, Dolly Parton and Neil Diamond. After transitioning to the movie business, he would go on to produce a number of movies, including 'Nashville' (1975), 'Oh, God!' (1977), 'Cruising' (1980), 'Diner', (1982), 'The Karate Kid' (1984) and it's sequels (1986 and 1989), 'Pure Country' (1992) and 'Ocean's Eleven' (2001). For a brief time in the 1980s, he served as chairman of United Artists. A three-time Emmy winner, among television shows, specials or made-for-TV movies he produced were 'Rocky Mountain Christmas', 'Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek', 'The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music', 'Dorothy Hamill Presents Winners', 'The Cowboy and the Ballerina', '41', 'Behind the Candelabra' and 'The Brink'. Outside of his work in entertainment, he was a major contributor to various arts organizations, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Music Center. In 2011 he penned his autobiography, 'When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead' and the following year, he was the subject of a documentary titled 'His Way'. Weintraub, who is one of the only independent producers to have his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, died of cardiac arrest.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


Inscription

No one who knew him will ever forget him

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend and Lover


Advertisement

Planning a visit to Hillside Memorial Park?

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Jerry Weintraub?

Current rating:

57 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 6 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 148772587
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Weintraub (26 Sep 1937–6 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148772587, citing Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .