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Jonathan D. Krane

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Date of passing: 
August 01, 2016

Jonathan D. Krane was a producer best known for his work on more than a dozen feature films starring John Travolta, including the Look Who’s Talking movies, Phenomenon, Michael, Swordfish and Face/Off.

Krane also contributed as a producer to some television series including Good Grief and The Howie Mandel Show, and the television movies Boris and Natasha and Bar Hopping. Additionally, he served as the host of the 2005 television series The Screening Room.

His other film credits included Trail of the Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers; Curse of the Pink Panther, with David Niven; The Man Who Loved Women, starring Burt Reynolds and Julie Andrews; A Fine Mess, starring Ted Danson; That’s Life, with Jack Lemmon and Andrews; Blind Date, with Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis; Convicts, starring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones; Mad City, with Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, and Alan Alda; Mike Nichols’ Primary Colors; and Father of Invention, with Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle, and Heather Graham.

Jonathan D. Krane was a producer best known for his work on more than a dozen feature films starring John Travolta, including the Look Who’s Talking movies, Phenomenon, Michael, Swordfish and Face/Off.

Krane also contributed as a producer to some television series including Good Grief and The Howie Mandel Show, and the television movies Boris and Natasha and Bar Hopping. Additionally, he served as the host of the 2005 television series The Screening Room.

His other film credits included Trail of the Pink Panther, starring Peter Sellers; Curse of the Pink Panther, with David Niven; The Man Who Loved Women, starring Burt Reynolds and Julie Andrews; A Fine Mess, starring Ted Danson; That’s Life, with Jack Lemmon and Andrews; Blind Date, with Kim Basinger and Bruce Willis; Convicts, starring Robert Duvall and James Earl Jones; Mad City, with Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, and Alan Alda; Mike Nichols’ Primary Colors; and Father of Invention, with Kevin Spacey, Camilla Belle, and Heather Graham.

Krane, who once served as Travolta’s manager, also collaborated with the star on the films The Experts, Chains of Gold, The General’s Daughter, Battlefield Earth, Lucky Numbers, Domestic Disturbance and Basic.

In the late 1980s, Krane founded the talent management/production firm Management Company Entertainment. The business saw a major windfall with the $300 million dollar box-office success of 1989’s Look Who’s Talking, before ultimately going bankrupt the following year.

Krane was married to M*A*S*H actress Sally Kellerman.

He died August 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. He was 65.

 

 

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