Tom Sherak

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Tom Sherak
Born (1945-06-22)June 22, 1945
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died January 28, 2014(2014-01-28) (aged 68)
Calabasas, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation actor, producer

Thomas Mitchell Sherak (June 22, 1945 – January 28, 2014) was an American actor and producer who was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2009–2010 term[1][2] and re-elected for a second term in August 2010.[3]

He was succeeded by Hawk Koch as Academy President in 2012.[4] On September 26, 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Tom Sherak as director of the newly created Mayor's Entertainment Industry and Production Office.[5] Sherak died on January 28, 2014, in Calabasas, California, of prostate cancer. He was 68.[6][7] He was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6910 Hollywood Blvd.


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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Sid Ganis
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Succeeded by
Hawk Koch