January 24, 1934 |
New York City
|Spouse(s)||Wendy J. Howard (m. 1972)|
Leonard J. Goldberg (born January 24, 1934, in New York City) is an American film producer and television producer. He has his own production company, Mandy Films. He served as head of programming for ABC, and was president of 20th Century Fox. Goldberg is currently executive producer of the CBS series Blue Bloods, starring Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, and Bridget Moynahan.
As a television producer he is known for producing several highly acclaimed television films, including the Peabody Award-winning Brian's Song (1971) and The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976); the latter helping to launch John Travolta's movie career. He also produced a string of hit television series while in partnership with Aaron Spelling; the best-known being Charlie's Angels, Hart to Hart, Starsky and Hutch, and Family. He produced the Oscar-nominated movie WarGames as well as the comedy The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training.
Goldberg served as president of 20th Century Fox, where under his aegis the studio produced such critically acclaimed hit films as Broadcast News, Big, Die Hard, Wall Street, and Working Girl. Under his own banner, Leonard Goldberg produced the successful motion picture features WarGames, Sleeping with the Enemy, Double Jeopardy, and Charlie's Angels. Most recently, he produced Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, and Frank Langella, released in theaters in February 2011.
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard and was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 2007. He is a member of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
- "Leonard Goldberg". The New York Times.
- Canby, Vincent (August 20, 1977). "The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (1977) 'Bad News Bears' Make Comeback in an Effort to Go on to Japan". The New York Times.
- Hollywood Reporter: "Hollywood's Hottest $150 Million Project Is an 83-Year-Old Synagogue - Studio heads, agency chieftains and top producers have come together, "Avengers"-style, to save their iconic but decaying Wilshire Boulevard Temple -- an A-list house of worship far from the Westside" by Gary Baum May 30, 2012
- Leonard Goldberg at the Internet Movie Database
- Leonard Goldberg interview video at the Archive of American Television
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