Monday, 6 July 2015

OBIT - JERRY WEINTRAUB


Popular film and TV producer Jerry Weintraub has died, after a recent spell of bad health. He was 77. A somewhat controversial figure, his projects were as wide-ranging as opinions on the man himself, both in style and in success. Among his best-remembered titles in film are Robert Altman's Nashville, Barry Levinson's Diner and Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, in each of which he made memorable cameo appearances. Film was not the prolific producer's only medium, though, as his TV credits include shows such as The Brink and a variety of John Denver specials; additionally, he managed Denver alongside a number of other music artists, including Bob Dylan, Karen Carpenter and Frank Sinatra. Weintraub is survived, and will be missed, by his partner Susan Ekins, his separated wife Jane Morgan, and their four children Michael, Julie, Jamie and Jody.