Dawn Steel Biography (1946-)



Born August 19, 1946, in the Bronx, New York, NY; died of a brain tumor, December 20, 1997, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Nat (a zipper salesperson andweight lifter; born Nat Spielberg, legally changed surname to Steel) and Lillian (an electronics executive) Steel; married Ron Rothstein (an entrepreneur), 1975 (divorced, c. 1975); married Charles Roven (a producer), 1985; children: (second marriage) Rebecca. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Avocational interests: Hiking, political activism. Career:Producer, studio executive, writer, editor, and entrepreneur. Stadia Publishing, sportswriter for Major League Baseball Digest and N.F.L.,1968-69; Penthouse magazine, editor, 1969-75, also worked as a secretary and director of merchandise at the magazine; Oh Dawn!, Inc., entrepreneurand president, 1975-78; Playboy magazine, vice president of merchandising, 1978-79; Paramount Pictures, vice president of merchandising, 1979-80, vice president of production, 1980-83, senior vice president of production, 1983-85, president of production, 1985-87; Columbia Pictures, president, 1987-90; American Film Institute, member of the board of directors, 1988-90; SteelPictures, founder, 1990, executive, 1990-97; University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theatre, Film and Television, member of the dean's advisoryboard, 1993-97; Atlas Entertainment, founder (with Charles Roven and Bob Cavollo), 1994; Claremont College, Home Education Network, member of the board ofdirectors. Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, National Organization of Women Legal Defense Fund. Awards, Honors: Crystal Award, Women in Film, 1989.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
producer, executive, writer, editor, entrepreneur
Birth Details
August 19, 1946
Bronx, New York, United States

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