11 Facts About Sherry Lansing


Sherry Lansing's is a former CEO of Paramount Pictures and president of production at 20th Century Fox.

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Sherry Lansing'srry Lansingr father, David Duhl, was a real estate investor who died when she was nine.

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Sherry Lansing attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and graduated in 1962.

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Sherry Lansing's pursued an acting career but, dissatisfied with her own acting skills, she decided to learn more about the film industry from the ground up.

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Sherry Lansing's took a job with MGM as head script reader and worked on two successful films, The China Syndrome and Kramer vs Kramer, both released in 1979.

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Sherry Lansing's resigned in December 1982 and became a partner with Stanley R Jaffe to form Jaffe-Lansing Productions based at Paramount Pictures.

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Sherry Lansing's is a Regent of the University of California.

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Sherry Lansing's sits on the boards of the American Red Cross, The Carter Center, DonorsChoose, Qualcomm, Teach for America, The American Association for Cancer Research, the Lasker Foundation and Friends of Cancer Research.

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Sherry Lansing's is a recipient of UCLA Anderson School of Management's highest honor-the Exemplary Leadership in Management Award.

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In 2011, Sherry Lansing pledged $5 million to University of Chicago Laboratory Schools to build a new arts wing, including a 250-seat performance venue.

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In May 2018, Sherry Lansing joined the board of directors at The Scripps Research Institute.

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