Gene Corman

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Gene Corman

Gene Corman

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Gene Corman

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: September 24, 1927
Date of Passing: September 28, 2020
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Gene Corman was an American film producer.

Corman broke into the entertainment business as an actors agent, where his clients included Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Harry Belafonte, Richard Conte, and Nicholas Ray.

With his brother, filmmaker Roger Corman (widely known in the film business as “King of the B’s”), Corman launched FilmGroup in 1959 to produce and distribute their films, including The Wasp Woman and Ski Troop Attack. In 1970, they co-founded New World Pictures.

Gene Corman was an American film producer.

Corman broke into the entertainment business as an actors agent, where his clients included Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, Harry Belafonte, Richard Conte, and Nicholas Ray.

With his brother, filmmaker Roger Corman (widely known in the film business as “King of the B’s”), Corman launched FilmGroup in 1959 to produce and distribute their films, including The Wasp Woman and Ski Troop Attack. In 1970, they co-founded New World Pictures.

Corman also began producing mainstream films on his own in the mid-1960s, such as Tobruk (with Rock Hudson), F.I.S.T. (with Sylvester Stallone), and The Big Red One (with Lee Marvin). He received an Emmy for producing the 1982 made-for-TV film A Woman Called Golda, which starred Ingrid Bergman as Israeli prime minister Golda Meir.

Corman also worked as a vice president in television at 20th Century Fox during the 1980s. He retired in 1990.

Corman died September 28, 2020. He was 93.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
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