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Entertainment Leonard Goldberg, who produced 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Blue Bloods' and other hits, dies at 85

14:12  06 december  2019
14:12  06 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Leonard Goldberg , the respected network executive and film and television producer behind such landmark projects as Charlie ’ s Angels , Broadcast News, Brian’s Song Most recently, Goldberg , as president of Panda Productions , was an executive producer on the hit CBS cop drama Blue Bloods

Leonard Goldberg , who produced ' Charlie ' s Angels ,' ' Blue Bloods ' and other hits , dies at 85 . More recently, Goldberg was a producer of " Charlie ' s Angels " TV and film reboots. He also is an executive producer of the popular CBS police drama " Blue Bloods ," now in its 10th season, and he

Leonard Goldberg, a leading TV and film producer and executive whose hits range from TV's "Charlie's Angels" and "Blue Bloods" to the film "WarGames," died Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 85.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05:  Executive producer Leonard Goldberg arrives at the © Getty NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 05: Executive producer Leonard Goldberg arrives at the "Blue Bloods" special screening and panel discussion at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 5, 2012 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Goldberg, who was surrounded by family, died of injuries suffered in a fall, according to a statement regarding his death.

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Goldberg ’s most recent project was executive producer on CBS’ “ Blue Bloods ,” he also served on CBS’ board of directors from 2007-2018. (RELATED: Comedian Rip Taylor Dies At 84 Years Old). “I met Len 40 years ago on a show called ‘ Charlie ’ s Angels ,'” actress Jaclyn Smith said.

Published December 6. Leonard Goldberg , producer of ' Charlie ' s Angels ,' ' Blue During his tenure as president of Twentieth Century Fox, the studio produced hit films including “Broadcast Jaclyn Smith, who played private detective Kelly Garrett in all five seasons of “ Charlie ' s Angels ,” said in a

The New York native, who partnered with Aaron Spelling on numerous hit TV shows, also served as program chief for ABC and president of 20th Century Fox during a long entertainment career.

Spelling-Goldberg shows became TV staples in the 1970s. They include such familiar names as "Charlie's Angels," "T.J. Hooker," "Fantasy Island," "Hart to Hart" and "S.W.A.T." Goldberg won an NAACP Image Award for "The Rookies."

More recently, Goldberg was a producer of "Charlie's Angels" TV and film reboots. He also is an executive producer of the popular CBS police drama "Blue Bloods," now in its 10th season, and he served on the CBS Corp.'s board of directors from 2007 to 2018. 

During Goldberg's tenure at 20th Century Fox, the studio produced such hits as "Broadcast News," "Big," "Die Hard," "Wall Street" and "Working Girl." 

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Leonard Goldberg , a network and studio executive and producer whose TV credits ranged from He was 85 . Goldberg died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from injuries suffered in a fall Jaclyn Smith, who starred in the “ Charlie ' s Angels ,” said in a statement that their shared work history

Leonard Goldberg , Blue Bloods executive producer, dies at 85 . He worked with the TV producer Aaron Spelling on shows such as Charlie ’ s Angels , Fantasy Island, Hart to Hart, The Blue Bloods actors who have paid tribute on Twitter include Donnie Wahlberg, Nicholas Turturro, and Hank Chen.

While he was at ABC, the network's shows included "The Mod Squad," "That Girl" and "Marcus Welby, M.D." and he developed the made-for-television movie format. He later won an Emmy for the 1984 TV film "Something About Amelia."

He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2006 and he has a star on the the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to his Television Academy biography.

Numerous friends and colleagues from the entertainment industry issued statements praising Goldberg, who is survived by his wife, Wendy, a daughter, two sons and five grandchildren.

"Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith: “I met Len 40 years ago. He was an important part of the richest years of my career. It was this shared history that became a wonderful friendship. I have the greatest respect for him not only professionally but more importantly as a loving family man. Len, you are now truly surrounded by angels.”

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Charlie ' s Angels is a 2019 American action comedy film written and directed by Elizabeth Banks from a story by Evan Spiliotopoulos and David Auburn.

Charlie ' s Angels : Official Clip - Flirting and Spying. Charlie ' s Angels is a worthy continuation of a franchise with plenty of creative juice remaining; delivers due to wonderful camaraderie, Banks' The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review.

a couple of people standing next to a person: Farrah Fawcett, left, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, seen at the 2006 Emmy Awards ceremony, starred in ABC's © Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Farrah Fawcett, left, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith, seen at the 2006 Emmy Awards ceremony, starred in ABC's "Charlie's Angels," a 1970s hit produced by Leonard Goldberg and Aaron Spelling.

Actor Samuel L Jackson: "Leonard Goldberg had that unique quality of making anyone feel comfortable (and) special in his presence. My wife, daughter (and) I are thankful for the joy of our friendship, we’ll miss him dearly!"

Judy Sheindlin ("Judge Judy"): “Leonard was a giant whose talent, grace, wisdom and strength of character are the template for a life well lived. He fought so hard to stay on this side of heaven. I will miss him and (his) good counsel.” 

TV executive Barry Diller: "Though the word is so often misused, Leonard Goldberg was the mentor of mentors to me and so many others – he gave you confidence and support and the leeway to make mistakes and he had the sure sense of himself to let you shine. He gave me my first job and nurtured a wrangly kid into something of an executive, and … he was decent, kind, clever, and a first-class citizen." 

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Charlie ' s Angels : Full Throttle is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by McG and written by John August, and Cormac and Marianne Wibberley.

Leonard Goldberg Producer. News & Interviews for Charlie ' s Angels - Full Throttle. when it comes to lowbrow laughs and sexist nonsense, ' Charlie ' s Angels : Full Throttle' can get away with having its ( angel ) cake and eating it too.

Producer Scott Rudin: "Leonard was the kind of executive and producer that simply does not exist any longer. He was a one-off. There won’t – there can’t – ever again be a career like his. He invented more things than it’s possible to count.  And he was a brilliant, exciting, challenging, demanding, remarkably empowering and deeply inspiring boss."

Former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing: "Leonard was one of the finest people I have ever known.  He was highly intelligent and had a great sense of humor.  Above all, he was nice to everyone he met – and was admired and loved by them in return.  His films and television series will live forever. … He was a great friend, and I will miss him every day for the rest of my life."

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