Harvey Bernhard

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Harvey Bernhard
Born March 5, 1924
Seattle, Washington, United States
Died January 16, 2014(2014-01-16) (aged 89)
Kirkland, Washington, United States
Occupation Film producer
Spouse(s) Lillian Vera Kramer

Harvey Bernhard (March 5, 1924 - January 16, 2014) was a film producer. He frequently collaborated with film director Richard Donner, notably The Omen (1976) and The Goonies (1985).

Early life and education[edit]

Bernhard was born on March 5, 1924 in Seattle to Moe Bernhard and Rose Minnie Cohn.[1][2][3] He had two sisters, Selma and Inez.[4] He served as a U.S. Navy officer in World War II, and graduated from Stanford University in 1947.[5][6][7]

Career[edit]

He was an active participant in the rapidly growing Las Vegas entertainment industry in the 1950s, and then moved to Hollywood to pioneer in the production of early television documentaries with Sandy Howard, David Wolper and Metromedia Producers Corporation before becoming an independent movie producer. His motion picture credits as producer include, The Mack[8] (1973), The Omen (1976), The Goonies (1985), The Lost Boys (1987) and executive producer of Ladyhawke (1985).[4]

Personal life and death[edit]

Bernhard was married to Lillian Vera Kramer from June 23, 1962 until her death. Their sons are Robert Brown and Craig Allen Bernhard.[2][3][4] Bernhard was Jewish.[1]

Bernhard died on January 16, 2014, in Kirkland, Washington.[4][9] He was 89.[10]

Partial filmography[edit]

As producer, unless otherwise noted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harvey Bernhard Biography (1924-)". Film Reference. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Harvey Bernhard". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Harvey Bernhard". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Harvey Bernhard". The Seattle Times. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Harvey Bernhard". The Desert Sun. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Harvey Bernhard (1924 - 2014)". The Herald (Everett). 26 January 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Harvey Bernhard". Los Angeles Times. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Canby, Vincent (April 5, 1973). "Film: 'The Mack' Opens:Max Julien Stars in a Black Melodrama". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ "Harvey Bernhard". The Seattle Times. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Harris M. Lentz III, Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014, McFarland, 2015 page 36

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