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David Horowitz

  • Birthplace: New York City
  • Birthday: July 21
Date of passing: 
July 17, 2016

Obituary

Obituary: 

David Horowitz was a Hollywood publicist who, for nearly two decades, specialized in Academy Awards campaigns. Horowitz contributed to the Oscar season success of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Dances With Wolves and The Silence of the Lambs.

He also worked on the promotional campaigns for The Graduate, The French Connection, All the President’s Men and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Additionally, he contributed to Emmy campaigns for the original Roots miniseries; The Thorn Birds, a miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward and Christopher Plummer; and The Corn Is Green, starring Katharine Hepburn as a strong-willed teacher determined to educate the poor.

Horowitz was also behind Bill Clinton’s appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show and The Tonight Show, where the former president memorably played the saxophone for Johnny Carson.

In the 1970s, Horowitz joined Warner Bros., where he stayed for a decade, working first in the film division, and then as vice president of advertising, publicity and promotion for Warner Bros. Television.

David Horowitz was a Hollywood publicist who, for nearly two decades, specialized in Academy Awards campaigns. Horowitz contributed to the Oscar season success of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Dances With Wolves and The Silence of the Lambs.

He also worked on the promotional campaigns for The Graduate, The French Connection, All the President’s Men and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Additionally, he contributed to Emmy campaigns for the original Roots miniseries; The Thorn Birds, a miniseries starring Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward and Christopher Plummer; and The Corn Is Green, starring Katharine Hepburn as a strong-willed teacher determined to educate the poor.

Horowitz was also behind Bill Clinton’s appearances on The Arsenio Hall Show and The Tonight Show, where the former president memorably played the saxophone for Johnny Carson.

In the 1970s, Horowitz joined Warner Bros., where he stayed for a decade, working first in the film division, and then as vice president of advertising, publicity and promotion for Warner Bros. Television.

After graduating from UCLA, Horowitz worked at KERO-TV as a cameraman and then as a director of local shows. He also served as president of corporate entertainment, president of the film division and president of the television division at Rogers & Cowan.

Horowitz died July 17, 2016, in Los Angeles. He was 86.

 

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