Pandro S. Berman

Film Producer
Born Mar 28, 1905

Pandro Samuel Berman was an American film producer.

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  • Film; Pay Attention To The Man Behind The Camera
    NYTimes - Feb 28, 2010
  • Bringing Up Biographer
    NYTimes - Aug 17, 2003
  • Television/Radio: The Good, The Bad, The Lucy: A Legacy Of Laughs; Endlessly Lovable, But Damaging, Too
    NYTimes - Oct 14, 2001
  • Beverly Hills Journal; Once Again, Tinseltown Brings Down The House
    NYTimes - Jul 31, 1998


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pandro S. Berman.


1905 Birth Pandro Berman was born in Pittsburgh in 1905. … Read More


1930 25 Years Old In 1930, Berman was hired as a film editor at RKO Radio Pictures, then became an assistant producer. … Read More


1936 31 Years Old Berman was willing to give creative people plenty of elbow room, but there were limits; having been coaxed by Hepburn and director George Cukor to push through production of the 1936 film Sylvia Scarlett, Berman reportedly reacted to the poor audience response to that film (the worst in RKO's history) by telling Hepburn and Cukor that he never wanted to see their faces again.
1940 35 Years Old Upset when an RKO power-play diminished his authority, Berman left for MGM in 1940, where he oversaw such productions as Ziegfeld Girl (1941), National Velvet (1944), The Bribe (1949), Father of the Bride (1950), Blackboard Jungle (1955) and BUtterfield 8 (1960).


1963 58 Years Old He survived several executive shake-ups at MGM and remained there until 1963, then went into independent production, closing out his career with the unsuccessful Move (1970).


1976 71 Years Old Berman was the winner of the 1976 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
1996 91 Years Old He died of congestive heart failure on July 13, 1996 in his Beverly Hills home, aged 91. … Read More
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