16 Facts About Leonard Goldberg


Leonard J Goldberg was an American film and television producer.


Leonard Goldberg had his own production company, Panda Productions.


Leonard Goldberg served as head of programming for ABC, and was president of 20th Century Fox.


Leonard Goldberg was born on January 24,1934, to a Jewish family, the son of Jean and William Leonard Goldberg.


Leonard Goldberg produced the Oscar-nominated movie WarGames as well as the comedy The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training.


Leonard Goldberg partnered with producer Jerry Weintraub in the late 1970s, working on the television show When the Whistle Blows, and had development contracts with ABC and Universal Pictures.


Leonard Goldberg subsequently left MGM in 1984 to sign with Paramount Pictures to produce films and TV shows.


Leonard Goldberg served as president of 20th Century Fox from 1987 to 1989, during which time the studio produced such 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 the Charlie's Angels films series.


Leonard Goldberg produced Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones and Frank Langella, released in theaters in February 2011.


Leonard Goldberg 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.


Leonard Goldberg was a member of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple.


Leonard Goldberg served on the CBS Board of Directors from 2007 to 2018.


Leonard Goldberg had one daughter, Amanda Erin Goldberg and two stepsons, Richard Mirisch and John A Mirisch.


Leonard Goldberg died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on December 4,2019, as a result of injuries sustained in a fall.


Leonard Goldberg was a producer in all films unless otherwise noted.