Pandro S. Berman Biography (1905-1996)

Full name, Pandro Samuel Berman; born March 28, 1905, in Pittsburgh, PA; diedof congestive heart failure, July 13, 1996, in Beverly Hills, CA; son of Harry M. (a film distributor and film studio executive) and Julie (Epstein) Berman; married Viola Newman, 1927 (divorced); married Kathryn Hereford, 1960 (died, 1993); children: (first marriage) Susan Berman Moshay, Cynthia Berman Schaffel, Michael. Career: Film producer and editor. Began career as script clerk, became film editor; RKO Radio Pictures, began as assistant director, became producer, c. 1925-40, head of production, 1937-40; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, CA, producer, 1940-67; Twentieth Century-Fox, producer, 1967-70; independent producer, beginning in 1970. Columbia Studios, worked as film and title editor. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nominations, best picture, 1934, for The Gay Divorcee, 1935, for Alice Adams and Top Hat, 1937, for Stage Door, 1950, for Father of the Bride, and 1952, for Ivanhoe; Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, AcademyAwards, 1976; David O. Selznick Lifetime Achievement Award for Motion Pictures, Motion Picture Producers Guild of America, 1992.

Film producer, film editor
Birth Details
March 28, 1905
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
July 13, 1996
Beverly Hills, California, United States

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