Knowledge Identifier: +David_Begelman
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1921.
Countries: United States (85%), California (8%), South Carolina (8%)
Linked to: MCA Inc., Yale University, Capitol Records, The Wall Street Journal
In addition, a 1963 Cadillac convertible, given to Garland as partial payment for appearances on Jack Paar's television program, was titled to Begelman
Mel Brooks - In 1972 Brooks met agent David Begelman, who helped him set up a deal with Warner Brothers to hire Brooks (as well as Richard Pryor, Andrew Bergman, Norman Steinberg and Al Uger) as a script doctor for an unproduced script called Tex-X. Eventually Brooks got hired on as director for what would become Blazing Saddles, his third film.
He left CMA in 1973 to take over the floundering Columbia Pictures
In 1980, Begelman returned to the production world and became CEO and president of MGM, but with the exception of "Poltergeist", he was unable to repeat his success at Columbia
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer - The company hit a symbolic low point in 1980 when David Begelman, earlier let go by Columbia following the discovery of his acts of forgery and embezzlement, was installed as MGM's President and CEO. Kerkorian did, however, commit to increased production and an expanded film library when he bought United Artists in 1981
In 1995, Begelman was found shot dead in a room at the Los Angeles Century Plaza Hotel at the age of 73