Burton Roy Sugarman
January 4, 1939
|Occupation||film and television producer, businessman- founder of Burt Sugarman Productions, part company owner of Barris Industries|
(m. 1957; div. 1961)
(m. 1975; div. 1980)
Burton Roy Sugarman (born January 4, 1939) is an American film and television producer best known for creating and producing the iconic 1970s/early '80s showcase for rock-n-roll groups The Midnight Special.
Sugarman also produced the 1970s game show Celebrity Sweepstakes, The Richard Pryor Show, Whew! and The Wizard of Odds. During 1979, Sugarman also owned shares in Old Tucson Corporation, which owned the Old Tucson and Old Vegas amusement parks in Arizona and Nevada.
In the 1980s, he produced the motion pictures Kiss Me Goodbye, Extremities and Children of a Lesser God. He was the executive producer of the film Crimes of the Heart in 1986 and television series The Newlywed Game 1988. He was also part owner of Barris Industries (later known as the Guber-Peters Entertainment Company) before it was sold to Sony in 1989.
Sugarman married television personality and talk show host Mary Hart in 1989; they have one son. He had previously been married to Pauline Schur and to the late actress Carol Wayne, and was engaged to actress Ann-Margret in 1962.
Producer (as EP)
|1969||Dionne Warwick -Souled Out (TV Special)|
|1970||The Switched On Symphony (TV Special)|
|1970||Changing Scene (TV Special)|
|1970||Changing Scene II (TV Special)|
|1971||Changing Scene III (TV Special)|
|1971||Changing Scene IV (TV Special)|
|1971||Stand Up and Cheer (TV series) (EP-2 Episodes)|
|1972||The Jud Strunk Show (TV movie)|
|1973||The Wizard of Odds (TV series)|
|1973||The Midnight Special (producer-host)|
|1974||Celebrity Sweepstakes (TV series)|
|1977||The Richard Pryor Special? (TV Special)|
|1977||The Richard Pryor Show (TV series)|
|1977||Billboard No.1 Music Awards (TV series)|
|1979-1980||Whew! (TV series) 3 episodes|
|1982||Kiss Me Goodbye|
|1986||Children of a Lesser God|
|1986||Crimes of the Heart (EP)|
|1988||The Newlywed Game (TV series)|
|1990||Mary Hart Presents Love in the Public Eye (TV Special)|
|1974||Rock Concert (TV series)|
|1983||The Last Fight|
|1988||The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (TV Special)|
|2008-2010||Entertainment Tonight (TV series)|
- Los Angeles Times
- "Old Vegas Park Sale Planned". Henderson Home News. February 8, 1979. p. 23. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
- Stafford, Mary (March 20, 1979). "Old Vegas to reopen in April as Westworld". Henderson Home News. pp. 1–2. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
- "Sugarman Sells Interest In Westworld". Henderson Home News. September 25, 1979. pp. 1–2. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
- Los Angeles Times
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