Keith Barish

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Keith Barish (born November 11, 1944) is an American film producer.[1][2] He is known for being the former restaurateur of Planet Hollywood,[3][4][5][6] which he co-founded with Robert Earl in 1991.[7][8][9] He also served as the producer of such films as Sophie's Choice (1982), The Running Man (1987) and The Fugitive (1993).[8][9][10] Barish also produced the film Ironweed (1987).[11][12][13]

Life and career[edit]

Barish was born in Los Angeles.[14] He moved to Miami at the age of three, when his parents divorced.[14]

Following a start in his career in real estate development, Barish officially became a film producer in 1979 and first produced the film Endless Love (1981), followed by Sophie's Choice (1982).[14][15] Barish then served as chairman of Taft Entertainment/Keith Barish Productions, which he co-founded in the 1980s with a subsidiary of Taft Broadcasting.[13] At one point, Barish was attached to produce The Flintstones (1994).[16][17]

In 1991, Barish and Robert Earl co-founded Planet Hollywood.[8][18][19][20] Barish left Planet Hollywood in 1999.[21][22][23]

Barish is married to socialite Ann Barish.[10] They have a son, Chris.[10][24][25]

Filmography[edit]

As producer[edit]

As executive producer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawker, Tom (18 July 2012). "25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About The Expendables". IGN. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  2. ^ Archerd, Army (4 October 1993). "New Planet Hollywood inaugurated in D.C." Variety. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  3. ^ Gardner, Eriq (30 April 2015). "Planet Hollywood Founder Becomes Latest Target in Hunt for Ken Starr Money". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  4. ^ Adler, Jerry (27 October 1991). "DINING WITH WOLVES". Newsweek. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  5. ^ "FILMING TO BEGIN THIS SUMMER ON BIG-SCREEN 'THE FUGITIVE'". Sun-Sentinel. 10 February 1992. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  6. ^ White, Adam (21 December 2016). "The billionaires, supermarket moguls and tycoons financing your favourite Hollywood movies". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  7. ^ Ryan, Nancy (10 June 1992). "NEW EATERY BETTING CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE STARS IN THEIR EYES". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Gross, Daniel (11 August 2003). "Arnold's Bad Business: Is his campaign the new Planet Hollywood?". Slate. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  9. ^ a b Abramovitch, Seth (21 August 2014). "Throwback Thursday: When Stallone and Schwarzenegger Teamed Up for Planet Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  10. ^ a b c Gaines, Steven; Landman, Beth (25 June 2001). "6 Most Gracious Hosts on the East End". New York. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  11. ^ Grondahl, Paul (9 December 2016). "'Ironweed' effect lives on in Albany 30 years after film". Times Union (Albany). Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  12. ^ Conway, Ann (12 October 1992). "Stars to Orbit Planet Hollywood's O.C. Opening". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ a b Van Gelder, Lawrence (30 May 1986). "AT THE MOVIES". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  14. ^ a b c Suplee, Curt (7 June 1981). "The Passion of the Producer". The Washington Post. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  15. ^ Harmetz, Aljean (17 February 1981). "BARISH BUYS FILM RIGHTS TO FEMINIST MUSICAL 'ACT'". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  16. ^ Pirnia, Garin (30 September 2017). "15 Solid Facts About The Flintstones". Mental Floss. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  17. ^ Ascher-Walsh, Rebecca; Gordinier, Jeff; Kennedy, Dana (3 June 1994). "Bringing The Flintstones to the big screen". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  18. ^ "Planet Hollywood sets expansion". United Press International. 30 May 1996. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Cash for Planet Hollywood". CNN. 6 August 1999. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  20. ^ Siklos, Richard (24 September 2007). "Savor Those Curly Fries: Planet Hollywood Is Back (Again)". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  21. ^ Johnson, Beth (26 October 2001). "Planet of the Aches". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  22. ^ Snyder, Jack (26 March 1999). "CO-FOUNDER DEPARTS PLANET HOLLYWOOD JOB". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Planet Hollywood co-founder resigns". Deseret News. 27 March 1999. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  24. ^ Preston, Sarah (8 October 2007). "All Shook Up". Chicago. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  25. ^ Sheckells, Melinda (29 December 2017). "What's New in Las Vegas for the New Year". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 September 2019.

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