Lee Guber Biography (1920-1988)

Full name, Leon M. Guber; born November 20, 1920, in Philadelphia, PA; died of a brain tumor, March 27, 1988, in New York, NY; son of Jack (a hotel operator and realtor) and Elizabeth (Goldberg) Guber; married Edna Shanis (divorced); married Barbara Walters (a television journalist, writer, and producer), December 8, 1963 (divorced, March 23, 1976); married Lois Wyse (a writer), 1982; children: Zev, Carol (first marriage); Jacqueline (second marriage); Robert, Katherine (stepchildren from third marriage).

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
November 20, 1920
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
March 27, 1988
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • FIRST BROADWAY WORK--Producer, The Happiest Girl in the World, Martin Beck Theatre, 1961.
  • PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; WITH SHELLY GROSS,UNLESS INDICATED; PRODUCER (Alsowith Frank Ford) Catch Me If You Can, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • (also with Ford) Sherry!, Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA, 1967.
  • (also with Bruno Coquatrix) The Grand Music Hall of Israel, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1968.
  • Inquest, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • (also with Joseph Harris) Charles Aznavour on Broadway, Minskoff Theatre,New York City, 1974.
  • (also with Harris) Tony Bennett and Lena Horne Sing, Minskoff Theatre, 1974.
  • Lorelei, or Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes, Palace Theatre, 1974.
  • (with Gross, as Music Fair Concerts, Inc.) The Monty Python Show, The Pennsylvania Ballet, A Man and a Woman, Newport Jazz Festival, and Peter Pan, all City Center Theatre, New York City, 1976.
  • The King and I, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1977.
  • Annie Get Your Gun, Jones Beach Theatre, Wantaugh, Long Island, NY, 1978.
  • Murder at the Howard Johnson's, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • Bruce Forsyth on Broadway, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1979.
  • (Also with Slade Brown and Jim Milford) Bring Back Birdie, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • (with Madeline Gilford) The World of Sholom Aleichem, Rialto Theatre, NewYork City, 1982.
  • (also with Ray Larsen, Nelle Nugent, and Elizabeth I. McCann) Painting Churches, Lambs Theatre, New York City, 1983.
  • (with Martin Heinfling and Marvin A. Krauss) Rags, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1986.
  • Also produced (with Gross as Music Fair Concerts, Inc.) Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, I Do! I Do!, Irma la Douce, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Cabaret, Camelot, George M.!, and Sugar Babies,all at Guber-Gross Theatres.
  • MAJOR TOURS; WITH SHELLY GROSS,UNLESS INDICATED; PRODUCER Li'l Abner, U.S. cities, 1958.
  • The Pleasure of His Company, U.S. cities, 1960.
  • The Andersonville Trial, U.S. cities, 1960.
  • A Thurber Carnival, U.S. cities, 1961.
  • (with David Merrick) Carnival!, U.S. cities, 1962.
  • Mame, U.S. cities, 1969.
  • Lorelei, U.S. cities, 1973, renamed Lorelei, or Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes, U.S. cities, 1974.
  • The King and I, U.S. cities, 1979.

Further Reference

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

  • New York Times, March 28, 1988.
  • Variety, March 30, 1988.

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