Albert R. Broccoli
American film producer
Albert R. Broccoli
Albert Romolo Broccoli, CBE (5 April 1909 – 27 June 1996), nicknamed "Cubby", was an American film producer who made more than 40 motion pictures throughout his career. Most of the films were made in the United Kingdom and they were often filmed at Pinewood Studios. Co-founder of Danjaq, LLC and Eon Productions, Broccoli is most notable as the producer of the James Bond films.
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Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes & Naomie Harris Definitely in 'Bond 23' - First Showing
Google News - over 5 years
Also the JB movies has a special formula (if you have to beleave 'Albert Broccoli'). The formula looks like this:- Give Bond the sexiest girls (of course :p)- Give Bond the right backbround (That doesn't include a dessert if you ask me)- Give Bond the
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The Spy Who Drove Me
NYTimes - over 14 years
POOR Q. In one James Bond film after another, the top secret service engineer has provided whiz-bang gizmos for the cars that Agent 007 drives. The Aston Martin Vanquish in the latest, 20th, movie, ''Die Another Day,'' has machine guns under the hood and rockets behind the grille -- nothing new in the Bond world. The film's really novel effects are
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THE CUBBY FILE
NYTimes - about 20 years
1909-1996 Broccoli created one of Hollywood's most successful franchises, producing every James Bond picture through ''Goldeneye,'' except ''Casino Royale'' and ''Never Say Never Again.'' He also made ''The Trails of Oscar Wilde'' and ''Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'' CONFIDENTIAL TO: Dr. No FROM: Blofeld at Spectre RE: The man behind 007 KNOWN ALIAS:
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Albert Broccoli, Film Producer, Dies at 87
NYTimes - over 20 years
Albert (Cubby) Broccoli, who was a producer of the James Bond films, one of the most successful movie series of all time, died on Thursday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 87. In the late 1950's, Mr. Broccoli (pronounced like the vegetable) and his partner, Harry Saltzman, bought the screen rights to the novels of Ian Fleming, and
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HORSE RACING: NOTEBOOK; Breeders' Cup Preview at Laurel
NYTimes - over 21 years
Eight of the nation's snappiest sprinters were entered yesterday in the summer's richest sprint, tomorrow's $300,000 De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel race track in Maryland, a race that will cast a long shadow toward the Breeders' Cup Sprint in November. They do not include Soviet Problem, who is injured, or Cherokee Run, last year's sprint
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Gov. Wilson Joins Attack On Movies
NYTimes - over 21 years
Gov. Pete Wilson added his voice to the chorus of attacks on Hollywood on Tuesday night, saying it was wrong to sell "trash to children." Mr. Wilson, who is expected to announce his bid for the Republican Presidential nomination soon, did not mention that he had received substantial contributions from the entertainment industry in his re-election
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HORSE RACING; A Weekend For the Stars At Belmont
NYTimes - over 22 years
New York will unfurl its grandest weekend of racing in 1994 today with the 126th running of the Belmont Stakes and four other prestige races that may help decide championships for fillies, turf runners and 3-year-old colts, who are closing their Triple Crown series still in search of a leader. Cloudy but dry weather was forecast for the $500,000
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HORSE RACING; The Belmont: Scramble to the Wire
NYTimes - over 22 years
Seven colts were entered yesterday in the 126th running of the Belmont Stakes, the last and longest race in the Triple Crown series. And Nick Zito, the trainer of the Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin, conjured this vision of the way the race would be run and won: "Ulises will go to the front, and will be there as far as he can. And we'll be right
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DE GUSTIBUS; FOR 007, A SURPRISING BOMBE
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: Vodka martinis (shaken, not stirred), Champagne, Jack Daniel's - that is the stuff of 007. So it was a fascinating thought that a meal could be built around food from Ian Fleming's novels about James Bond. Fascinating enough to lure a food writer out to lunch, especially since it was an opportunity to see the newly redecorated ''21'' Vodka
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Timothy Dalton Chosen As New James Bond
NYTimes - over 30 years
The British actor Timothy Dalton has been named to replace Roger Moore as James Bond in the 25th anniversary film about Ian Fleming's dashing secret agent, producer Albert Broccoli said today. Mr. Dalton, 38 years old, a Shakespearean actor who has also appeared in 11 films and on television, will be the fifth actor to portray Agent 007 in the
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FILM VIEW; LONGEVITY--THE REAL JAMES BOND MYSTERY
NYTimes - over 33 years
One of the earliest and staunchest supporters of the James Bond films was Bosley Crowther, the late film critic of The New York Times, but by 1967 even he was beginning to suspect that enough was enough. Writing about ''You Only Live Twice,'' the fifth of the phenomenal series started in 1963 with ''Dr. No,'' Mr. Crowther said sadly, ''The sex is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Albert R. Broccoli
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1996
    Age 86
    Broccoli died at his home in Beverly Hills in 1996 at the age of 87 of heart failure.
    More Details Hide Details He had undergone a triple heart bypass earlier that year. He was interred in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles following a Roman Catholic Mass of Christian Burial, attended by some of the James Bond movies' cast members, including Desmond Llewelyn, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Maryam d'Abo.
  • 1993
    Age 83
    A thoroughbred horse racing enthusiast, Albert Broccoli owned Brocco, who won the 1993 Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park at Arcadia, California.
    More Details Hide Details An autobiography was published posthumously in 1999, entitled When the Snow Melts: The Autobiography of Cubby Broccoli (ISBN 978-0-7522-1162-6). The end of Tomorrow Never Dies displays the dedication "In loving memory of Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli." The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre is one of three situated in the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts Complex, completed in 2010.
  • 1981
    Age 71
    Also in 1981 he was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award for his work in film. The award was presented at the 1982 Academy Awards ceremony by the current James Bond at that time, Roger Moore.
    More Details Hide Details Broccoli also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as Cubby Broccoli).
    Broccoli was made an Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Hon) in 1981.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1959
    Age 49
    In 1959, Broccoli married actress and novelist Dana Wilson (née Dana Natol) (1922 – February 29, 2004).
    More Details Hide Details They had a daughter together, Barbara Broccoli, and Albert Broccoli became a mentor to Dana's teenage son, Michael G. Wilson. Broccoli insisted on keeping his family close to him when possible. Consequently, the children grew up around the Bond film sets, and his wife's influence on various production decisions is alluded to in many informal accounts. Michael Wilson worked his way up through the production company to co-write and co-produce. Barbara Broccoli, in her turn, served in several capacities under her father's tutelage from the 1980s on. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have co-produced the films since the elder Broccoli's death. Dana Broccoli died of cancer in 2004, aged 82.
  • 1958
    Age 48
    She died in 1958, soon after giving birth to their daughter, Tina Broccoli.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of Nedra's illness, while nursing her in America, Albert Broccoli became convinced that Bond would make a good movie series, and set up a meeting between Ian Fleming and his partner in London.
  • 1951
    Age 41
    In 1951, he married Nedra Clark, widow of the singer Buddy Clark, and the couple were told they had fertility problems and would never have children.
    More Details Hide Details They adopted a son, Tony Broccoli, after which Nedra became pregnant.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1940
    Age 30
    Broccoli married three times. In 1940, at the age of 31, he married actress Gloria Blondell, the younger sister of Joan Blondell. They later divorced amicably in 1945 without having had children.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1909
    Born
    Born on April 5, 1909.
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