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Producer : a memoir

Author: David L Wolper; David Fisher
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David L. Wolper and television were both born in 1928, and their futures would be forever linked, as Wolper grew up to become one of the most significant television producers. His entrepreneurial talents were obvious from the start, when he sold homegrown radishes to his mother for a penny each and delivered sealed envelopes for the wiseguys who hung around New York's Copacabana nightclub."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolper, David L.
Producer : a memoir / David L. Wolper, with David Fisher.
New York : Scribner, ©2003
(OCoLC)606947980
Named Person: David L Wolper; David L Wolper; David L Wolper
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Wolper; David Fisher
ISBN: 0743236874 9780743236874
OCLC Number: 50519269
Notes: "A Lisa Drew book."
Includes index.
Description: xvi, 368 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David L. Wolper, with David Fisher.
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"David L. Wolper and television were both born in 1928, and their futures would be forever linked, as Wolper grew up to become one of the most significant television producers. His entrepreneurial talents were obvious from the start, when he sold homegrown radishes to his mother for a penny each and delivered sealed envelopes for the wiseguys who hung around New York's Copacabana nightclub."

"Part salesman, part visionary, Wolper began his television career in 1949 by peddling films to the newly created TV stations across the country. He left the distribution business in 1958 when he produced his first award-winning television documentary, Race for Space, about the competing U.S. and Russian space programs. From that point on, Wolper's career skyrocketed. His company, Wolper Productions, has created thousands of hours of diverse programming, including the two highest-rated miniseries of all time, Roots and The Thorn Birds; such landmark spectacles as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; hit comedies like Welcome Back, Kotter, the classic movies L.A.

Confidential and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; film biographies of John Lennon and Elvis Presley; and acclaimed documentaries with Jacques Cousteau and the National Geographic Society." "Told in a conversational, comfortable voice, Producer is filled with funny and surprising anecdotes about such varied personalities as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Grace and John Travolta, the Kennedys and Richard Nixon, and legends Orson Welles and Federico Fellini."--Jacket.

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