Hollywood Mogul Jerry Weintraub Dead
The producer and manager oversaw filming of Frank Sinatra’s classic Las Vegas movie Ocean’s 11 and George Clooney’s remake franchise, while he also staged some of Elvis Presley’s biggest shows.
He also worked with Led Zeppelin, produced the Karate Kid movies and picked up three Emmy Awards – his most recent for Liberace TV biopic, Behind the Candelabra.
His film producing credits also include Diner, Nashville, Oh, God! and National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation.
As a manager, he represented the likes of Karen Carpenter, Sinatra, Neil Diamond, The Moody Blues, Bob Dylan and John Denver.
Jerry Weintraub is larger than life. He was a giant in Hollywood & his heart was so big it lit up the town. My thoughts are with his family.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 6, 2015
Weintraub released his memoirs, When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories From a Persuasive Man, in April, 2010.
Just heard Jerry Weintraub has died. He was a giant and a good friend. No Jerry, no "Diner" No "Karate Kid"… And a lot less fun. RIP.
— Paul Reiser (@PaulReiser) July 6, 2015
Born in New York, he married singer and actress Jane Morgan in 1965. The couple separated in the 1980s, but never divorced.
For the past 20 years, Weintraub had been living with his girlfriend, Susie Ekins. He passed away at his home in Palm Springs, California on Monday July 6th, according to TMZ.com. We are sad to see such an influential man in movies, music & television pass at the age of 77.
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) July 6, 2015