Legendary Hollywood Producer And Manager Jerry Weintraub Dead At 77
Jerry Weintraub, a legendary producer of a number of major films and concerts, is dead at 77. Weintraub produced a slew of successful movies, including George Clooney’s Ocean’s films as well as all the Karate Kid pictures. His Tarzan remake, starring Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard, is due out next summer.
Over his 50-plus year career, Weintraub also produced a lot of television shows and specials. Currently, his show “The Brink,” starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, airs on HBO. And in 2013, he won an Emmy for the HBO film, “Behind The Candelabra,” starring Michael Douglas as Liberace.
Before going into movies and TV, Weintraub had tremendous success in the music industry, having promoted concerts for a slew of stars, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Bob Dylan, and Led Zepellin, to name just a very few.
A publicist for Weintraub says he died in Santa Barbara after going into cardiac arrest. He reportedly had been in poor health for some time in his Palm Springs home. Gossip Cop will update as more details emerge about the death of legendary producer Jerry Weintraub.