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Leonard Goldberg, Former 20th Century Fox President, Dies at 85

Leonard Goldberg, Former 20th Century Fox President, Dies at 85

Leonard Goldberg, the TV executive and producer who previously served as president of 20th Century Fox, died on Thursday at the age of 85.

He died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center from injuries resulting from a fall, according to a spokesperson. He was surrounded by his family.

Goldberg served as president of 20th Century Fox for two years beginning in 1987. Under his leadership, the studio produced such notable films as “Broadcast News,” “Big,” “Die Hard,” “Wall Street,” and “Working Girl.” Under his own banner, Goldberg also served as producer on projects including “WarGames,” “Sleeping With The Enemy,” “Double Jeopardy,” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

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Goldberg began his career in the research department at ABC, eventually working his way up to head of programming. In that position, Goldberg oversaw the launch of shows like “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game,” and “Dark Shadows,” and is credited with pioneering the made-for-tv movie format.

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